(5.0) 8 reviews
MSRP: $31$7,847
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 24-25
Engine: 250-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2004 Saab 9-5

Our Take on the 2004 Saab 9-5

Our Take

Saab’s front-wheel-drive 9-5 midsize sedan and wagon earned subtle changes for the 2002 model year by gaining styling updates to enhance their sporty character. The Swedish automaker also renamed its models Linear, Arc and Aero, and each has an exclusive powertrain, wheel style and interior... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Control layout

Notable Features

  • Choice of turbocharged four-cylinders
  • Manual and automatic available
  • FWD layout
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Side-impact airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 8 reviews

Write a Review

More car than I expected

by Garden Girl from Southern California on December 29, 2009

I just love this car! Altho the front sports grill is too close to the ground and is kind of scratched, the styling is aerodynamic, the seats are both heated and/or have air circulation so you're neve... Read Full Review

5 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2004 Saab 9-5