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2012 Saab 9-3 Aero
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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340
2012 Saab 9-5
Aero XWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
20
writes:
Pretty similar to the Audi, but better handling, more pickup, and overall more comfortable
Power Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"It felt like it had way more pickup"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"The Trunk in the Saab is massive compared to the Audis"
2012 Saab 9-5
Aero XWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
2012 Saab 9-5
Aero XWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
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Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
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Power
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
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Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard --
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats --
Front Legroom 42.3 in --
Back Legroom 35.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.9 in --
Width 70.9 in --
Height 57.1 in --
Wheelbase 105.3 in --

Available Options

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Carbon Gray Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Java Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Laser Red
  • Nocturne Blue Metallic
  • Oak Metallic

Option Packages

  • Navigation Radio
  • Navigation W/Bose Audio
  • Premium PKG
2012 Saab 9-5
Aero XWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Black
  • Carbon Gray Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Fjord Blue Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Granite Gray Metallic
  • Java Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Laser Red
  • Oak Metallic

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