Ad Radar
  • Automobile Magazine
Resale: $15,814
Value: Not Available Not Available
MPG: 20 city/29 hwy

2010 Saab 9-3 2.0T Convertible

2010 Saab 9-3 Review

(3 Stars)  Competent, but needs an update

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Saab is no longer beholden to General Motors. They have been acquired by Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker. While it may some time for the benefits of its new company to be fully realized, however, Saab managed to enter a new model of 9-3 into the lineup for 2010. The 9-3 in all of its variations is working within a truly crowed segment. The entry level luxury car market is dominated by German and Japanese models. The Swedish Saab can be overlooked but shouldn't. The 9-3 offers a spacious and safe automobile with a long time proven track record for safety and reliability. The 9-3 won't be a class leader among this kind of competition. However, it does offer a great deal of value in a segment where value normally takes a back seat to style and performance.

The base model for the Saab 9-3 is available in its 2.0T incarnation as a front wheel drive sedan powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder producing 210 HP and shifting that power through either a 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic transmission.

Expand full summary Plus

2010 9-3 2.0T Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbo compressor
1,998 cc 2 liters in-line 4 front engine with 86 mm bore, 86 mm stroke, 9.5 compression ratio, double overhead cam and four valves per cylinder LK9
Unleaded fuel 87
Fuel consumption: EPA 08 urban (mpg): 20, country/highway (mpg): 29 and combined (mpg): 23
Multi-point injection fuel system
16 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
Power: 157 kW , 210 HP SAE @ 5,500 rpm; 221 ft lb , 300 Nm @ 2,500 rpm

'10 Saab 2.0T Convertible Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
• 
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
• 
Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
• 
Cruise Control
• 
Keyless Entry
• 
Power Locks
• 
Power Outlet(s)
• 
Power Windows
• 
Steering Wheel Scope
• 
Steering Wheel Tilt
• 
Trip Computer
• 
Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
• 
Privacy Glass
  Interior  
• 
Cargo Cover
• 
Cup Holders
• 
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
• 
Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
• 
Daytime Running Lights
• 
Engine Immobilizer
• 
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
• 
Head/Curtain Airbag
• 
Heated Outside Mirrors
• 
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
• 
Rear Fog Lights
• 
Side Air Bag(s)
• 
Theft Deterrent System
• 
Traction Control
  Seats  
• 
Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
• 
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
• 
Alloy Wheels
Automobile Magazine