Best Bet
(4.3) 23 reviews
MSRP: $1,138$8,110
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24-27
Engine: 210-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2005 Saab 9-3

Our Take on the 2005 Saab 9-3

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Confusing radio controls
  • Snug backseat
  • Price

Notable Features

  • Choice of two turbocharged engines
  • New 9-3 Linear convertible
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD layout


Our Expert Reviews

As long as convertible weather is here, as far as I'm concerned, the automakers can keep 'em coming. In the past couple of months, I've had the opportunity to test several, including the new Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette and Mini Cooper ragtops, and loved all three of them. Recently, another favorite came my way: the Saab 9-3. After introducing a whole-new 9-3 sport sedan model fo... Read full review for the 2005 Saab 9 3

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 23 reviews

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Great Car, Fun, reliable and cheap on gas

by Johnny from NE on April 8, 2008

So far I'm very pleased with my 05 9-3 2.0t. It has 35k miles on it with no major problems and is still driving like a new car. Pros: Gas mileage- I have the 2.0t and it gets an average 30mpg with a m... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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