The 2012 Saab 9-3 is a FWD entry-luxury car available in sedan, convertible, and wagon trim levels. All 9-3 trim levels are powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 210 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a six-speed manual transmission with optional 5-speed/6-speed automatic transmissions. XWD, Saab's unique cross-wheel-drive (permanent AWD that pre-emptively and continuously changes torque distribution before wheel slip occurs) is available on the sedan and wagon trim levels. The 9-3 gets an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission selection. Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon cornering headlamps, carbon-fiber trim, leather-appointed sport seats, 6-disc CD changer, navigation, power moonroof, and heated front seats. Safety is comprised of traction control, electronic stability program, anti-lock braking, electronic brake-force distribution, and adaptive front/passenger airbags. The 9-3 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.
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