The 2007 Saab 9-3 comes in three body styles – a four-door sedan, two-door convertible, and a style that the maker calls a “SportCombi” which essentially translates to “wagon.” All come standard with a turbocharged 210 horsepower 2-liter 4-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission, though the convertible is also available with a five-speed automatic transmission. The “Aero” version of all three body types is the upgraded trim level, and comes with a more powerful 2.8 liter 250 hp engine, and has an optional five-speed automatic transmission on the convertible version.
Safety features on the 9-3 cars include a full appointment of air bags. The sedan and wagon have protection for all outside seating positions, while the convertible has bags for front seats only, but all include head protection, and protection from side-impact collisions. As well, all body types are equipped with the LATCH tethering system for child seats, and the headlights are equipped with a special feature for night-time parking, that allows them to light your path from car to door before they turn off.
Saab has always positioned itself as a luxury maker, and the 9-3 line reflects this, including comfort features such as a seven-speaker sound system and power driver’s seat on the base models, cup-holders in multiple positions, and a glove compartment that isn’t just lighted, but cooled as well.
The 2007 Saab 9-3 cars have a base MSRP of $26,995 for the sedan, $28,240 for the SportCombi, and $38,240 for the convertible. The Aero trim levels are about $5-6,000 more.