2005 Saab 9-5 Review | Edmunds.com
 

2005 Saab 9-5

   
 
Saab 9-5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 Saab 9-5

  • A likable sedan in numerous ways, but it lags behind the competition when it comes to providing class-leading luxury or performance. In wagon form, however, its seductive style and superior functionality make it a more attractive proposition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Best-in-class crash scores, long list of standard features, plush highway ride, supportive seats, large trunk.

  • Cons

    Turbo lag at low speeds, suspension too soft for aggressive driving, interior materials could use improvement.

  • What's New for 2005

    An in-dash DVD-based navigation system is added to the options list. Arc models receive a new 16-inch wheel design.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


Best car ever!!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3T 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This is my first car. My mom wanted me to have a Saab because thats all my whole family drives and I wanted something like a sports car because they're cute...but now that I have my car I love it so much...I was in an accident with a Saab 2 years ago and if we werent in that car we probably wouldnt have made it its such a great car I love my Saab!!!




Glitches anyone

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3T 4dr Sport Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This is my first Saab and maybe my last. I have numerous little annoying things take place. Cruise control stopped wrking for a month, roll over gas tank valve failed - can't pump gas into it, inexplicable oil leak & resulting engine knock, failed starter module - would not start, Auto setting for AC does not work consistently. But other than that the car has been great. 26k in 10mos on an 04 9-5 Wagon 2.3T. The car drives great, suspension is softter than my wife's Volvo XC70 - I would prefer less dive & roll and firmer, but it drives beautifully and gets 28-29 mpg on my 110mile commute. My stock Pirelli P6's grip well and quite.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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Full 2005 Saab 9-5 Review

What's New for 2005

An in-dash DVD-based navigation system is added to the options list. Arc models receive a new 16-inch wheel design.

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