2008 Saab 9-3: US pricing

I’ve received a list of prices for the US, for the 2008 Saab 9-3.

Here’s what’s what. As you look at this, you may want to factor in the fact that the XWD Aero, when it’s released, is expected to be at a $2,000 premium to the regular MSRP.

Also, bear in mind that your dealer may also have a bit of dealer cash to apply to this if asked nicely.

These prices are MSRP and the 2007 MSRP is in brackets.


Saab 9-3 Sedan 2.0T – $27,640 ($26,995)

Saab 9-3 Sedan Aero – $34,620 ($33,545)

Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T – $28,885 ($28,240)

Saab 9-3 SportCombi Aero – $35,520 ($34,445)

Saab 9-3 Convertible 2.0T – $38,965 ($38,240)

Saab 9-3 Convertible Aero – $44,920 ($43,845)


In addition to these base prices, we also have the following packages:

Moonroof Package – $1,200

Premium Package – $1,695

Cold Weather Package – $550

Touring Package – $895


In addition to the packages, there’s also the following individual options:

Audio System:
Navigation System – $2,145.00
Am/FM Stereo w/6-Disc CD Changer – $895.00

Convertible Top:
Blue Convertible Top – $600.00
Sand Convertible Top – $600.00

Metallic Paint – $550.00

Roof Rails:
Roof Luggage Carrier – $250.00

Semi-Aniline Leather Upholstery – $1,500.00

Automatic Transmission – $1,350.00

17″ 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels – $750.00

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  1. So, if I win the lottery tomorrow, I can expect to pay anywhere from $35k to $40k on a new 9-3SS Aero with the XWD and a few options depending on incentives and dealer cash and whatnot…not bad. When I configured a dream car for fun I came up with about $35k without incentives.

  2. Not exactly related, but any idea for 2008 pricing on 9-5 aero sport combi? I was going to get mine thru military sales program.


  3. Thanks for posting the pricing. I had not seen it anywhere yet, so I think you scooped everyone!

    I am really torn. I have been thinking about trading in my 2006 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T for a new 2008. The styling is awesome, and I think Saab nailed it right on the head. It’s a beautiful car, especially the Convertible. However, XWD is a big turn on for me, and you can’t get it in the Convertible. We have just enough snow in the Washington, DC area to make an XWD practical. So, I now have to decide if I go with another SportCombi (or a SportSedan) to get the XWD, of I choose the Convertible. Decisions, decisions… Either way, I am pretty sure that I’ll do the European Delivery thing this time.

    Any ideas on what comes in the 2008 Touring and Premium Packages? I could pretty much figure out the Moonroof and Cold Weather Packages.

  4. I suspect that in the US the Navigation option will actually be closer to $3K because they will force you to have the OnStar parasite ($700?) in order to get the navigation package. Ridiculous . . .

  5. Gryphon, funny you said that, I am having the exact same dilemma myself! I’d love a nice blue convertible, but XWD is a huge draw for me living in Ontario. And I really want to get my hands on a Black Turbo – decisions, decisions indeed!

    Jc_atl, unfortunately this is also the case for us Canadians, makes me angry at GM every time I think of it! Let’s keep our figners crossed at least Bluetooth integration will make it to North America this time ’round.

  6. Kroum,

    At least someone is the same boat as I am! You are further up north, so the XWD would be sweet for you. In Washington, DC, there would be about 5 days a year when it would come in handy (still, I want to drive my Saab on those 5 days!).

    I’m also drooling over the Bluetooth integration and the Black Turbo. Having the Black Turbo would almost make up for nothing having a Viggen in the line up!

  7. Not sure if this is a dumb question or not: How much more for XWD?

    We’ve heard the speculative prices, but nothing to hammer down the dollar amount. I suspect these are the launch prices, as you did not mention XWD above as an option. Any word?

  8. Nevitz,

    The $2,000 that’s been mentioned at several sources is quite likely to be accurate. Saab won’t say until it’s actually released, but I’d count on it being that much. I think Edmunds were first to quote that price and it was whilst they were in Sweden doing their press drive, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they asked and were told.

  9. So I’ll guess that when the 2009 9-3 2.0T comes out with an automatic transmission and XWD, it will be at least $31K. I’ll keep saving for now!

  10. Here is some info on the packages available for the current MY07 9-3s, from Saab USA’s website. I would imagine there would be no major differences on the MY08.

    Premium Package
    Includes express up and down with remote opening for the power windows and moonroof, front fog lamps, xenon headlamps, driver’s seat 3-position memory, power passenger front seat, red walnut interior trim, Saab Park Assist (SPA) system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and 17″ twin 5-spoke alloy wheels.

    Touring Package
    Includes driver’s seat 3-position memory, express up and down with remote opening for the power windows and convertible top, auto-dimming mirror with integrated garage door opener and compass, Saab Park Assist (SPA) system, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

  11. It pisses me off that you can’t get foglights without getting the Premium Package. I hate packages. I like when a lot of stuff comes standard, but I hate when stuff that DOESN’T come standard is all bundled together. The only things I really care about in the Premium Package are the foglights and the walnut trim.

  12. gryphon,

    As an Arlington VA resident I’m in the same boat as you…dreaming of driving my XWD on one of those rare occasions when we get a few inches of the white stuff. But if I had one, I’d definitely take a few day trips out to the Blue Ridge / Shenandoah every winter to enjoy the roads, if i see snow on the weather report!

    But it won’t be until 2009+ for me. Just bought a new 2007 MY Anniversary Edition 2.0T for my wife (although so far I’ve put about 100 miles on it to her 15 or so)!

  13. Kroum — Thanks for posting about the current packages. I should have thought of that. I’ve decided that I want everything on my next one, even the annoying OnStar. I think I deserve it. Hehe.

    James — With global climate change, DC area residents may soon need XWD wihtout going to Blue Ridge / Shendandoah! At least, that would be my excuse for ordering the XWD option.

  14. I have owned about 6 or 7 Saabs,both the 900 turbo,9-3,viggen,9-5,etc. I now own a 9-3 sport combi aero,2006 with a 6 speed manual,chili red. The best Saab I have owned with 28000 miles on it with nary a problem. I fill it with regular gas(87 octane). No problem.The V-6 turbo engine responds really well. I love the car!


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