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Saab 9-3 MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.3
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With the turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Saab 9-3 has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Saab 9-3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17.5 percent), in heavy traffic (13.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2009 Saab 9-3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 210hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual AWD 17.75
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 280hp 2.8L V6 6-sp manual AWD 24.7
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2009 Saab 9-3

2009 Saab 9-3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
 

2009 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.