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Saab 9-3 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.67
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With the turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Saab 9-3 has been averaging 26.67 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Saab 9-3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2008 Saab 9-3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 29.58
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.75
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 280hp 2.8L V6 6-sp manual AWD 22.5
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.93
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.8L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 21.3
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 6-sp manual FWD 47
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 280hp 2.8L V6 6-sp manual AWD 24.1
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Saab 9-3

2008 Saab 9-3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Better than 30 mpg on long trips, even with 75+mph average speeds as reported by the onboard computer. Fantastic given the performance available. see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 1.9L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
4.7 litres per 100 km is a great mileage! see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very good considering the power. I average 32mpg doing mostly highway. I cruise at 75mph and like to rev the engine in the city. see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I have been a tad disappointed in my newest car's fuel economy. My tuned to 340 hp 1995 Saab 900 SE was getting 29 mpg in mixed city/highway driving. Currently I am driving 75% city and suburban surface streets and the rest highway. This must explain my rather pedestrian 23 mpg current average. I did get 33 mpg on a fast long road haul to the east coast. see full Saab 9-3 review
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Lots of variations on fuel economy as you can read. Driving style will make a big difference, using a lot of engine power uses gas, no way around that. Try to cruise between 1800-2300rpm, it gives good results. Cars have improved a lot in the last years, no way a 7 year old design can match a 2015 model. But It comes close! see full Saab 9-3 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
25 to 30 mpg on regular gas, depending on how many highway miles per tank. This is my first car that takes regular in more than ten years, at least $0.20 a gallon cheaper than premium. see full Saab 9-3 review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
the frugal diesel engine is cheaper to run & better for the environment see full Saab 9-3 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Over 30 mpg highway if you set the cruise to the speed limit. see full Saab 9-3 review
 

2008 Saab 9-3 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Saab 9-3's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.