(3.3) 3 reviews
MSRP: $1,488$9,776
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 23-25
Engine: 250-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2005 Saab 9-5

Our Take on the 2005 Saab 9-5

Our Take

Saab's front-wheel-drive 9-5 midsize sedan and wagon earned subtle styling changes for the 2002 model year. The Swedish automaker also renamed its models Linear, Arc and Aero. Each has an exclusive powertrain, wheel style and interior trim.For 2004, the Linear model became available only in ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Control layout

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


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Buy Saabs while you still can!

by Distance driver from Vermont on June 5, 2012

I LOVE this car! I owned a 2001 for three years - made it to 172K+ miles - then a few issues began to occur. I found a 2005 with only 85K and scooped it up - even though it was two hours away! I drive... 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.

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