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2001 Saab 9-3 Trim Comparison

Base Hatchback

General Pricing

Resale Value $26,495.00 $39,995.00 $44,995.00
Destination $575.00 $575.00 $575.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 2.3L I4
Horsepower 185 @ 5500 RPM 205 @ 5500 RPM 230 @ 5500 RPM
Torque 194 @ 2100 RPM 209 @ 2300 RPM 258 @ 2500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1985 1985 2290
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.1 3.5 X 3.1 3.5 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 9.2:1 9.2:1 9.3:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 22 22 22
Highway (mpg) 30 30 30

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2980.6 3198.9 3198.9
Wheelbase (in.) 102.6 102.6 102.6
Length (in.) 182.3 182.3 180.9
Width (in.) 67.4 67.4 67.4
Height (in.) 56.2 56.0 55.5
Track Front (in.) 57.2 57.2 57.2
Track Rear (in.) 56.8 56.8 56.8
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 38.0 38.9 38.9
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.3 37.9 37.9
Front Legroom (in.) 42.3 42.3 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 34.1 33.0 33.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 52.4 52.4 52.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.6 41.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.3 52.3 52.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) 52.6 52.6 52.6

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 111.3 92.5 93.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension beam beam beam
Tires 195/60R15 205/50R16 215/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio N/A N/A N/A
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid Std. Std. Std.

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering N/A N/A N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

Compare Against Other Trims

2001 Saab 9-3 Base Hatchback 2001 Saab 9-3 Base Hatchback
2001 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible 2001 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible 2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible
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