(4.1) 18 reviews
MSRP: $37$4,741
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 22-25
Engine: 230-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2001 Saab 9-5

Our Take on the 2001 Saab 9-5

Our Take

Base models of Saab’s 9-5 series get more horsepower, and all versions get General Motors’ OnStar satellite-based communication system as a standard feature instead of an option this year. After owning 50 percent of Saab for 10 years, GM acquired the balance of the Swedish car company ... Read Full Report

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.