(4.7) 11 reviews
MSRP: $3,302$8,798
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 25
Engine: 260-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2006 Saab 9-5

Our Take on the 2006 Saab 9-5

Our Take

Saab has updated its 9-5 lineup for 2006. Offered in sedan and SportCombi wagon form, modifications include new sheet metal, chassis and powertrain enhancements, and revised instrumentation. All trim levels are powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that generates 260 horsepower —... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Not-for-everyone design
  • Outdated interior
  • Ride harshness
  • Pricey compared to the competition

Notable Features

  • 260-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard side-impact airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Any movement away from SUVs as the only people-hauling option would logically lead to more wagon sales. But Americans aren't always big on the concept of station wagons, no matter their practicality or performance improvements over SUVs. That could explain the name of Saab's redesigned 9-5 SportCombi, but don't let it fool you. It's just a Saab in wagon clothing, sans that d... Read full review for the 2006 Saab 9 5

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Used Car Value!

by RJ from Buffalo, NY on May 6, 2010

I bought a 2006 Saab 9-5 earlier this year. I was drawn to this car because of its performance, comfort and the amount of options for the money. At $40,000 brand new I am not sure that the 9-5 is the ... Read Full Review

4 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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