2005 Saab 9-5

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

190” x 57.0”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Construction quality
  • Ride comfort
  • Handling and control
  • Transmission operation
  • Performance of Aero

The bad:

  • Price
  • Control layout

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2005 Saab 9-5 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Choice of three turbocharged four-cylinders
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD
  • Standard stability control
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Newly available navigation system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value 3.2
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 3.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


Fun and luxury

We bought this car for our son to drive to work and school. It was sporty and yet luxurious at the same time. Much better value than the Toyota we were looking at, and much nicer. I liked the car so much that I ended up buying a second Saab for myself.


Watch out for the White Saab

I owned the white 2005 Saab that they have listed for sale. It is a nightmare. Look at the carfax report. It was trouble from the first day till the last day. I have owned a couple SAABs and for the most part they were great but not this one. I traded it in for $5000. As they told me I was getting top dollar. Yeah right! Dont pay 10,000 for it!!


nice but troublesome

I recently owned 4 saabs 2 of them 9-5my 2005 was very toublesom with problems from the first day to my last. Be careful parts are becoming scarce. I am not talking about brakes, belts or batteries I am talking about electronics and engine parts saab is no longer in business so you will be down weeks at a time waiting for your service center to get uncommon parts for an uncommon obsolete vehicle

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Based on the 2005 Saab 9-5 base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles