Description: Compact Sports Sedan, Convertible and SportCombi Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $25,900 - $41,900
Invoice Price Range: $24,434 - $39,512
Where built: Sweden, Austria
Saab's mainline cars consist of three different conformations for 2006 with a premium sports sedan, the drop-top convertible variation and a new five-door touring wagon called SportCombi.
The wagon presents a wedge-like profile with roofline extending over a cargo bay and the tail wrapped by windows. Inside, SportCombi has two tiers of seats for five and the aft cargo area.
9-3 cars offer two powertrain choices in 2006. Base engine is a 2.0-liter four-in-line with turbo boost for 210 hp. Top-of-the-line 9-3 Aero models for Sports sedan, Convertible and SportCombi draw from a new turbo-charged aluminum 2.8-liter V6 turbo that achieves 250 hp. It ties to a six-speed manual gearbox or optional six-speed Sentronic automatic with steering wheel tab controls.
9-3 Convertible lists leather upholstery as standard for 2006, while Sports sedan and SportCombi offer trimwork in red walnut with the optional Premium Package.