2002 Saab 9-5 Aero Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2002 Saab 9-5 - Road Test Specs

2002 Saab 9-5 Sedan

(2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)


Model year2002
StyleAero 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Base MSRP$38,650.00
As-tested MSRP$40,400.00


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeinline 4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 5300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 1900 - 4000
Transmission type5-speed manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bars
Suspension, rearIndependent multi-link, coil springs, stabilizer bars
Steering typepower steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Primacy
Tire size, frontP225/45WR17
Tire size, rearP225/45WR17
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.6
0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph (sec.)10.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.22 @ 93.41
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28.69
60-0 mph (ft.)117.35
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)35.4
Sound level @ idle (dB)Below 50
@ Full throttle (dB)74
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)76

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)62
Wind (mph, direction)1.5 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto / Manual 22/30
Edmunds observed (mpg)21.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3470
Length (in.)190
Width (in.)70.5
Height (in.)57
Wheelbase (in.)106.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.6
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)37.6
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.9


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years / 36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Emergency assistance systemOnStar
NHTSA crash test, driverExcellent
NHTSA crash test, passengerExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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