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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340
2009 Saab 9-7X
4.2i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,334
15 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
No Expert Reviews
2009 Saab 9-7X
4.2i

Rumor has it that 2009 will be the last year for the Saab 9-7X. Since its absorption into the GM fold, Saab has lost much of its unique character, and this midsize, 5-passenger SUV pro...

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"
2009 Saab 9-7X
4.2i
No User Reviews

Specs

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
2009 Saab 9-7X
4.2i
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal 22 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
285 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
276 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
4,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.66 in x 4.01 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 3 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 37.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 39.8 cu ft
Standard Payload -- 1,230 lbs
Maximum Payload -- 1,230 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 5,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.9 in 193.2 in
Width 70.9 in 75.4 in
Height 57.1 in 68.5 in
Wheelbase 105.3 in 113 in
Bed Length -- 39.7 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
2009 Saab 9-7X
4.2i

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