The 9-5 is Saab's top-of-the-line car, and it competes with cars such as the Acura TL, Volvo S60 and Lincoln MKZ. It's available as both a sedan and wagon, which Saab calls a SportCombi. All 9-5s are front-wheel drive and are powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine.
New for 2009
A high-gloss metallic black interior finish is new for the 2009 Saab 9-5.
A visibility option package includes xenon headlamps, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, and rear park assist. Standard wheels on all trims measure 17 inches in diameter. The 9-5 sedan measures 190.4 inches long, 70.5 inches wide and 57.2 inches tall. Compared to the Acura TL, Volvo S60 and Lincoln MKZ, the 9-5 is the tallest but also the narrowest. It's nearly the same length as the Lincoln and Acura but 9 inches longer than the Volvo.
- New 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels on Aero
- Matte chrome roof rails on Aero SportCombi
The 9-5 can seat up to five people. The audio system includes MP3-play capability, XM Satellite Radio and an in-dash six-CD changer. Satellite radio and the CD changer are not available if you opt for the optional DVD navigation system. Standard interior features include:
- Power moonroof
- Heated front and rear seats
- Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
- Eight-way power-adjustable front seats
Under the Hood
The front-wheel-drive 9-5's turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder generates 260 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque. The Aero includes a lower sport-tuned chassis to improve handling.
- Standard five-speed automatic
- Available five-speed manual
Standard features include:
- All-disc antilock brakes
- Traction control
- Electronic stability system
- Side-impact airbags for front seats