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2009 Saab 9-3 Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $30,360 - $43,605
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.8l V6 T
Transmissions A5, A6, M6
Fuel Economy 15-19 (city), 24-29 (highway)

The 9-3 is an appealing compact sedan, with sleek styling and relatively affordable pricing. The model range starts with a 210-bhp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder powered front-wheel drive 2.0T model with optional XWD (all-wheel-drive). The higher trim level Aero models include a 280-bhp V6 and standard XWD. All models offer a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Value-conscious customers will prefer the base 2.0T due to its significantly lower price. The 9-3 Aero does have a more powerful V-6, sport suspension, and 17-inch alloy wheels, but at a significant price premium.

What Changed:

The all-wheel-drive system dubbed XWD becomes standard on all Aero (V6) models and is optionally available on 2.0T models. An electronically controlled limited slip differential is standard on Aero V6 XWD models. OnStar 8.0 and Bluetooth are now available.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Touring 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 19/29/24 $30,360
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Touring 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A5 FWD 19/28/23 $31,710
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Comfort 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 19/29/24 $34,150
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Comfort 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A5 FWD 19/28/23 $34,150
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Comfort Premium 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A5 FWD 19/28/23 $35,645
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Comfort Premium 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 19/29/24 $35,645
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Sport 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 FWD 19/29/24 $37,140
9-3 Sedan 2.0T Sport 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A5 FWD 19/28/23 $37,140
9-3 Sedan 2.0T XWD 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A6 AWD 17/27/22 $36,395
9-3 Sedan 2.0T XWD 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 AWD 18/26/22 $36,395
9-3 Sedan 2.0T XWD Premium 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) M6 AWD 18/26/22 $37,890
9-3 Sedan 2.0T XWD Premium 2.0l I4 T (210-bhp) A6 AWD 17/27/22 $37,890
9-3 Sedan Aero 2.8l V6 T (280-bhp) M6 AWD 15/24/19 $43,605
9-3 Sedan Aero 2.8l V6 T (280-bhp) A6 AWD 15/24/19 $43,605