2008 Saab 9-3 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$28,445-$45,640
$27,108-$43,495
16 /CITY / 25 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability
Available Trims for the 2008 Saab 9-3
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4dr Sdn Transmission Automatic MSRP 28445.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Aero (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35215.00 Engine 2.8L/170 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name SportCombi (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29615.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
Name SportCombi Aero (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36250.00 Engine 2.8L/170 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name 2dr Conv Transmission Automatic MSRP 39955.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
Name Aero (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45640.00 Engine 2.8L/170 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name TurboX (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41765.00 Engine 2.8L/170 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name SportCombi TurboX (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42565.00 Engine 2.8L/170 City/Hwy MPG 15/24

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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front leather-appointed buckets
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed upholstery
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way lumbar
  • Seat, rear, 60/40 split-folding, with armrest and dual cupholders
  • Armrest, rear center with pass-through opening
  • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable
  • Console, front center armrest with coin holder
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering wheel, sport, perforated leather-wrapped
  • Steering column, adjustable tilt/telescoping
  • Steering wheel, mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation, analog includes speedometer, tachometer, boost gauge, fuel level, engine temperature and digital odometer with trip meter
  • Trim, metallic-rimmed gauges
  • Driver Information Center includes, trip computer, outside temperature, fuel consumption, distance to empty, average speed, speed warning and driver warning messages
  • Profiler, menu system for individual settings
  • Windows, power, with driver and front passenger express-down
  • Lock control, central with remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm with engine immobilizer
  • Antenna, rear
  • Antenna, integral in rear glass
  • Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio, roof-mounted
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual temperature settings for front passengers and rear seat air outlets
  • Air filter, cabin
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Defogger, front, side-window
  • Glovebox, cooled and illuminated
  • Trim, wood-effect decor on the glovebox
  • Cup holder, front folding in instrument panel
  • Power outlets, 2 - 12-volt
  • Trim, wood-effect decor on the doors
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger with dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, front and rear outboard, includes jacket hook on rear handles
  • Lighting, interior includes delay-off feature, overhead map, footwell, remote 'halo' and front door illuminated entry
  • Lighting, interior with rear reading
  • Trim, wood-effect decor on the gear lever surround
  • Cargo anchorage loops, in the trunk
  • Trunk illumination
  • Seats, front leather-appointed sport buckets
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power
  • Windows, power Express-Up with remote opening for the front windows and moonroof
  • Antenna, rear integrated diversity
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed sport upholstery
  • Steering wheel, sport, perforated leather-wrapped with metallic inlay
  • Trim, metallic decor on the glovebox
  • Trim, metallic decor on the doors
  • Trim, metallic decor on the gear lever surround
  • Headrest, rear center
  • Power outlets, 2 - 12-volt in center console, 1 in cargo area
  • Windows, power Express-Up with remote opening for the front windows and moonroof (Includes remote open for convertible top.)
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power lumbar
  • Antenna, rear mast
  • Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio, trunk mounted
  • CargoSET, self-expanding trunk feature
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed two-tone upholstery
  • Door sill cover with Aero text
  • Steering wheel, sport, perforated soft leather-wrapped grips
  • Trim, carbon fiber decor on the glovebox
  • Trim, carbon fiber decor on the doors
  • Trim, carbon fiber decor on the gear lever surround
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 14-spoke, alloy
  • Tires, P215/55HR16 97H all-season, blackwall
  • Moonroof, not desired
  • Wheel and tire, spare, compact
  • Headlamps, halogen with delay ("Follow-Me-Home") function
  • Turn signals, side-mounted indicator lamps
  • Fog lamp, rear
  • Glass, tinted and heat absorbent
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable
  • Wipers, front rain-sensing
  • Windshield washers, 6-jet, high pressure
  • Door handles, body-color, exterior
  • Wheels, 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 5-spoke low-split, alloy (Includes (QYR) P235/45R17 94V all-season blackwall tires.)
  • Tires, P235/45R17 94V all-season, blackwall
  • Fog lamps, front integral
  • Moonroof, power slide/tilt
  • Headlamps, Xenon cornering
  • Fog lamp surround, matte-chrome
  • Spoiler, rear, roof mounted
  • Decor strip, rear matte chrome
  • Convertible top, power, fully automatic, triple insulated
  • Tonneau cover, color-matched
  • Moldings, bodyside, body-color
  • Spoiler, rear, trunk mounted
  • Wheels, 18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.0 cm) 3-spoke, twin
  • Tires, P235/45R18-98Y high-performance, radial
  • Tire and wheel, spare, delete
  • Tire repair kit
  • Fog lamp surround, titanium finish
  • Liftgate handle, titanium finish
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 2.0L DOHC MPFI 4-cylinder, turbocharged (210 HP [156.6 kW] @ 5500 rpm, 221 lb. ft. [298.4 Nm] @ 2500 rpm)
  • Transmission, manual (Includes 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance free, 70AH
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Suspension, front, MacPherson strut type with gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar and hydroformed sub-frame
  • Suspension, rear independent, four-link with toe-link, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, sub-frame and 'Re-Axs' passive rear-wheel steering system
  • Steering, power assisted rack and pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc with ventilated front
  • Engine, turbocharged 2.8L V6 (255 hp [190.2 kW] @ 5000 rpm, 258 lb-ft of torque [348.3 Nm] @ 1900 rpm)
  • Alternator, 155 amps
  • Chassis, lowered, sport-tuned
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc with ventilated front and rear
  • Exhaust, dual bright finish tailpipes
  • XWD Cross-Wheel Drive System
  • Performance Package increases engine horsepower on 2.8L V6 turbocharged engine to 280 hp @ 5000 rpm, 295 lb-ft of torque @ 1900 rpm
  • Differential, electronic limited slip
  • Shock absorbers, rear, self-leveling
  • Chassis, Ultra sport-tuned with rear body-leveling
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc, high-performance, ventilated front and rear
  • Exhaust, dual titanium finish tailpipes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
    • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
    • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Head restraints, active, front seats
    • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
    • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, front
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
    • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure
    • Air bags, side head/thorax for front seats (Head/thorax side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child' age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
    • Input jack, auxiliary on radio fascia
    • Audio system feature, 7-speaker system
    • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system with 11 speakers
    • Audio system feature 300-watt amplifier and 10 speakers

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