Subaru Forester vs Saab 9-3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2020 Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD
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2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,340

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

2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
No User Reviews
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"

Specs

2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
2012 Saab 9-3
Aero
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
29 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 16.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
220 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
3.4 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 35.4 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 182.9 in
Width 80.9 in 70.9 in
Height 67.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 105.3 in

Available Options

2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch
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

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