This iteration of Saab's 9-3 offers secure handling and impressive crash-test results. Additionally, some of its quirky controls have been improved since its introduction. Its size and price tag place it in the upscale sport-sedan class, but the 9-3 doesn't measure up to tough competition. Our top-of-the-line turbocharged V6 Aero model has quick and smooth acceleration, but lacks the refinement of the best sport sedans. The ride is stiff, the cabin is noisy and cramped, and fit and finish aren’t as good as buyers expect in this segment.