(4.4) 11 reviews
MSRP: $3,185$9,409
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 260-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2008 Saab 9-5

Our Take on the 2008 Saab 9-5

Our Take

The 9-5 is Saab's top-of-the-line car, and it competes with cars such as the Acura TL, Volvo S60 and Lincoln MKZ. It's available as both a sedan and wagon, which Saab calls a SportCombi. All 9-5s are front-wheel drive and are powered by a 260-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cyli... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

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

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.