SAAB 9-3 2007 vs Volvo V70 2007

SAAB 9-3
2007 - 2010
Volvo V70
2007 - 2011
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 175 HP145 HP
Torque: 265 NM190 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.8 seconds11.3 seconds
SAAB 9-3 is more dynamic to drive.
SAAB 9-3 engine produces 30 HP more power than Volvo V70, whereas torque is 75 NM more than Volvo V70. Thanks to more power SAAB 9-3 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.38.3
Fuel tank capacity: 58 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 690 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
640 km with real consumption730 km with real consumption
Volvo V70 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 400'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Volvo V70 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 10 years6 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled on at least 4 other car models, including Volvo S80, Volvo V50, Volvo S40, Volvo C30
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The SAAB 9-3 engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.67 m4.82 m
Width: 1.76 m1.86 m
Height: 1.50 m1.54 m
SAAB 9-3 is smaller.
SAAB 9-3 is 15 cm shorter than the Volvo V70, 10 cm narrower, while the height of SAAB 9-3 is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 419 litres575 litres
Volvo V70 has more luggage space.
SAAB 9-3 has 156 litres less trunk space than the Volvo V70.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters11.7 meters
The turning circle of the SAAB 9-3 is 0.9 metres less than that of the Volvo V70, which means SAAB 9-3 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`6002`260
Safety: no data

below average
SAAB 9-3 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volvo V70 has serious deffects in 85 percent more cases than SAAB 9-3, so SAAB 9-3 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 26005200
Rating in user reviews: 9.5/10 8.1/10
Pros and Cons: SAAB 9-3 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
Volvo V70 has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
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