The Saab 9-3 SportWagon feels solid, safe and reliable.
- Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring, Honda Accord Touring, Jaguar X-TYPE Estate, Mercedes-Benz C Class and Volvo V50 Sportwagon
What We Liked
- Image - the thinking people’s choice
- Exterior and interior styling
- Comfort & refinement
- Night Panel
- Ease of use
- Satellite Navigation
What We Disliked
- Not that keen on the engine
What We'd Like To See
- A more potent diesel option (which is coming soon)
The Saab 9-3 SportWagon feels solid, safe and reliable. Build quality is excellent and the materials used are of a high standard and should prove durable in the long term.
Value For Money
The SportWagon is competitively priced against its chief rivals and at £1000 over the price of the equivalent 9-3 Saloon it should prove to be good value for money. It features an impressive list of standard equipment and an options list that won't break the bank.
We loved the packaging but weren’t overly keen on the engine, we found it a little tiresome but we were more than impressed by the fuel consumption.
If you are a keen driver then the BMW 3 Series Touring (320d) would be our choice, not only is it quicker but it is a far more dynamic car. But what we like about the 9-3 SportWagon is that it isn’t pretentious in the way that BMW and Audi are perceived by some - it is more a thinking person’s car.
A new Saab 9-3 range is to be launched later this year; so it may be worth waiting to see what it will bring.1 July 2007
Saab 9-3 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Saab 9-3 SportWagon 1.9 TiD (150 PS) Vector Sport|
|Colour||Fusion Blue Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.7 Seconds|
|Top Speed||124 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||58.9 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||3-Year/60,000 Mile Warranty|
|Price (when tested on the 01/07/07)||£24,710 OTR (£28,875 OTR With Optional Extras)|