For 2011/2012, the Saab 9-3 SportCombi comes in two trims: the Turbo4 and the Aero There are two different engine choices for the Saab 9-3 SportCombi, though they are the same for both the Turbo4 and the Aero trims. These include: a 2.0T Manual and a 2.0T Automatic engine. Fuel consumption comes in at 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway/and 24 mpg combined for the manual and 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/and 22 mpg combined. The manual has a starting price of $30,330 for the Turbo4 trim and $31,680 for the automatic in the Turbo4 trim. Both engines come standard with the starting price of $37,020 for the Aero model. The manual engine goes from zero-to-sixty in 7.5 seconds, and the automatic comes in at a slower zero-to-sixty in 8.6 seconds.
Standard features are abundant in the SportCombi. For the Turbo4 trim, these include a five-spoke double bridge 16-inch alloy wheels, Automatic Cruise Control with a Saab Car Computer, audio controls on the steering wheel, a night panel, rain-sensing wipers, a unique night panel driving feature based on Saab's aviation history, Saab windshield Active Head Restraints, a Saab Infotainment system featuring a CD and MP3 player, and an Electronic Stability Program. The Aero trim ups the wheels to five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, Bi-xenon cornering headlights with integrated front fog lights, electrically-operated passenger's seat, a Sports chassis, integrated roof rails, and an electrically-operated moonroof. Options include a Premium package with Saab Parking Assistance, electrically-adjustable front seats, and auto-dimming mirrors with a garage door opener. Safety features are also rather impressive and include several different types of airbags and the latest technologies in vehicle control.