Resale: $12,650
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MPG: 21 city/31 hwy

2010 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan

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.

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2010 9-3 2.0T Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 21 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 384 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 210 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 221 ft lb of torque @ 2,500 rpm

'10 Saab 2.0T Sedan Standard Equipment

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