(4.6) 8 reviews
MSRP: $5,468$16,480
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-26
Engine: 210-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2011 Saab 9-3

Our Take on the 2011 Saab 9-3

Our Take

The 9-3 is positioned as Saab's entry-level sedan, and it competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60. The 9-3 is available as a convertible, SportCombi (or wagon), sedan and a more-rugged wagon called the 9-3x. All models come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Saab is now... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Confusing radio controls
  • Snug backseat
  • Slight turbo lag when Aero is pushed hard

Notable Features

  • 210-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder for all models
  • Sedan, convertible and wagon body styles
  • Front- or available all-wheel drive
  • OnStar with Bluetooth technology


Consumer Reviews


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From an SUV to a sedan

by Swede-ophile from Cleveland, OH on January 15, 2013

I purchased a 2011 Saab 9-3 and it has been a great car to transition from an SUV. Pros -Great gas milage. I fill up once every two weeks. It has save me so much in gas money. -Smooth performance. The... Read Full Review

8 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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Saab 9-3.

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