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2005 Saab 9-5

  • 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      250/258
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $39,950
  • 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      250/258
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $40,750
  • 2005 Saab 9-5 Arc Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      220/228
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $36,250
  • 2005 Saab 9-5 Arc Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      220/228
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $37,050
  • 2005 Saab 9-5 Linear Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      185/207
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $32,550
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2005 Saab 9-5 Review

Quality, performance, style, and safety that all flow well together.

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Overview

The 2005 Saab 9-5 comes with superior handling, and the suspension fittings make it a sure performer on bends and sharp corners. It spews ample engine power, making it a superb vehicle to do show-off maneuvers in traffic. It comes with the Saab mark of quality, guaranteed high-level performance, and superior standards on the interior fittings, which deliver on convenience and comfort.

The Range

Body styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: 2.3-liter four-cylinder, 2.3-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed automatic, five-speed manual overdrive
Models: Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3t, Saab 9-5 Aero

What's New

The 2005 Saab 9-5 is a front-drive vehicle that comes in two body styles: sedan and wagon. It also takes on two new models: the Arc and the Aero. It comes with a performance V-6 that spews 220 horsepower from a turbocharged, 2.3-liter engine. The enhancements on different trims include sports wheels, a navigation system that is DVD-based and voice operated, and an enhanced communication and entertainment system.

Exterior

The 2005 Saab 9-5 is most certainly a Saab in its exterior appearance. It measures 70.5 inches wide, 57 inches high, 190.1 inches long, and sits on a 106.4-inch wheelbase. The 2005 Saab 9-5 supplies 31.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity when all the passenger seats are fitted for passengers. Cargo capacity can expand to 73 cubic feet maximum when the seats are collapsed to afford more cargo room. It is comes with 16-inch alloy wheels fitted with all-season tires as standard features. For some trims, the wheels can be enhanced to 17 inches with wider tires. All the trims come fitted with variable intermittent front and rear wipers, while the rear window is fitted with defogger.

Interior

The 2005 Saab 9-5 presents comfort features, such as independent climate zone settings for the driver and front passenger and simulated wood trim on the center console and on the dashboard. Leather trim adorns the gear shift, doors, and steering wheel. Other comfort features include reading lights in the front and in the rear, a cargo area light, and driver and front passenger illuminating vanity mirrors. On the dashboard is a trip computer, which has several warnings for the driver, including a low-fuel signal and a low-tire pressure signal.

The 2005 Saab 9-5 is roomy and comes with 38.7 inches of headroom, 42.4 inches of legroom, 56.9 inches of shoulder room, eight-way power seats for the passenger and driver. Both leather bucket seats in the front come with height adjustable settings. The rear comes with 38.2 inches of headroom, 36.6 inches of legroom, 56.5 inches of shoulder room, a bench seat with split-folding seatback, and a rear folding center armrest with storage and a beverage cooler. The entertainment and communication features include an AM/FM radio with a single CD stereo player, which are supported by seven speakers spewing 150 watts of stereo sound. Other storage spots include cup holders in the rear and in the front. There are door pockets on the front doors and front seatback. Power features include power steering and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls mounted on it. It also comes fitted with remote power door locks, power windows, and heated power mirrors.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Saab 9-5 sports a five-speed manual transmission front drive attached to a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The engine is fitted with 16 valves and double overhead cam (DOHC). The suspension system contains MacPherson strut suspension, Multi-link rear suspension and four-wheel independent suspension.

Safety

The front and rear of the 2005 Saab 9-5 is fitted with height adjustable headrests that protect the occupants from whiplash in the event of a crash. The rear seat is fitted with seat anchors for a child seat, while the rear doors are fitted with child safety locks. For additional passenger and driver day-to-day safety, the 9-5 comes with a remote anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, and auto delay off headlamps. Also included are front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes, and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), and electronic brake-force distribution systems.

EPA Fuel Economy

Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3t: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Saab 9-5 Aero: 20/30 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Powerful engine
  • Saab reliable performance
  • Saab comfort

You Won't Like

  • Pricey
  • Resale value

Sum Up

Quality, performance, style, and safety that all flow well together.

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