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2005 Saab 9-5 Wagon

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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 250 hp @ 5300 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 (7 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Excellent car so far &

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

2.5 years and 35,000 miles in LA traffic, and no real complaints. A few minor service items, but the car has been very reliable (as was the 2001 that I had before it). Superb highway cruiser. Smooth & quiet, with good acceleration once you get over about 15 MPH. Excellent value for the money. This was engineered to be a BMW 5 series competitor in its day, and the quality level is in that category.




Best saab so far

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

I've owned 4 Saabs, and this is the best one yet. I've never had a car that offers so much performance and economy along with comfort and a reasonable price. Saab should do more to promote the 9-5, it really is alot of car for the money. I'm sure it would be a best seller if it was available in All-Wheel-Drive




Best there is

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

The AERO is a wonderful car.It handles great, acclerates remarkably, and is beautiful in and out. The seats are the most comfortable I have eve sat in, and it gets 28 miles to the gallon.




Wicked fun wagon

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

I traded a G500 mercedes (which was a in the shop 41 days in the 8 months I owned it) on this great wagon which continues to amaze me everytime we stuff it full of stuff and still get in the high 20's on the highway. It is a manual which is a hoot to drive, it is excellent (with snow tires) in the fluffy stuff, handles very well, comfortable for 5 plus the dogs in back. I am not sure why there are not many more of these wagons out there. It kicks the volvo in turning radius by some 9 feet which is a major deal in city driving, bigger then the subaru, and i would not have considered another mercedes after the last one.




My saab

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

The car is very spacious, nicely appointed and fun to drive. The styling of the car both exterior and interior is very tasteful. The car has some ingenious accessories that can be purchased for storage.




Bmw 5-series killer

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

I bought the Aero after looking at a BMW 5 series and an Audi A6. Bottom line, just as nice, great stereo, handles like a dream, VERY quick and nimble, lots of torque all across the rpm range, you know, it's a rocket - what can I say. So it having compared favorably, it is a much better value $$$. Very sweet car.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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