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2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340
2013 Volvo C70
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,292
18 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
No Expert Reviews
2013 Volvo C70
T5
Patricia Mayo Preview:

On the heels of a 2011 refresh, the remarkably practical 2012 Volvo C70 hard-top convertible you know and love carries over into 2013 with newly standard headlight washers and rain-sen...

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"
2013 Volvo C70
T5
10
writes:
Small backseat with limited leg room. No trunk space when the top was down.
writes:
Fine auto. Not up to date nav.

Specs

2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
2013 Volvo C70
T5
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.27 in x 3.67 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 12.8 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.9 in 181.7 in
Width 70.9 in 72.3 in
Height 57.1 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 105.3 in 103.9 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
2013 Volvo C70
T5

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Black Stone
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Celestial Blue Metallic
  • Electric Silver Metallic
  • Ember Black Metallic
  • Flamenco Red Metallic
  • Ice White

Option Packages

  • Inscription PKG
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Climate PKG
  • Dynamic PKG

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