SAAB 9-3 1998 vs Audi A3 2000

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SAAB 9-3
1998 - 2002
Audi A3
2000 - 2003
Body: CoupeHatchback
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
SAAB 9-3 is available only with front wheel drive, while Audi A3 can be equipped with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive.
Engines: 2.0 - 2.31.6 - 1.9


Power: 115 - 225 HP90 - 180 HP
Torque: 177 - 342 NM148 - 310 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.8 - 13 seconds7.5 - 12.7 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.2 - 10.84.9 - 9.3
SAAB 9-3 petrol engines consumes on average 1.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than Audi A3. On average, SAAB 9-3 equipped with diesel engines consume 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3.
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Length: 4.63 m4.15 m
Width: 1.71 m1.74 m
Height: 1.43 m1.43 m
SAAB 9-3 is 48 cm longer than the Audi A3, 3 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: no data350 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1120 litres
Turning diameter: 10.5 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the SAAB 9-3 is 0.4 metres less than that of the Audi A3, which means SAAB 9-3 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`600~ 1`766
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Average price (€): 18001600
Rating in user reviews: 7.8/10 7.3/10
Pros and Cons: SAAB 9-3 has
  • fewer faults
Audi A3 has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • lower fuel consumption
  • lower price
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