Used 2011 Saab 9-5

2011 Saab 9-5
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2011 Saab 9-5

Pros

  • Compelling performance and handling
  • unique design inside and out
  • huge trunk
  • comfortable seats
  • decent value for the class.

Cons

  • Lacks the fit and finish of German luxury sedans
  • rear headroom can be tight
  • shares some interior bits with non-luxury GM cars.

Used 2011 Saab 9-5 for Sale

Saab 9-5 2011 Turbo4 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
137,148 miles
Used 2011
Saab 9-5
Turbo4
List$6,900
Est.Loan: $129/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$190 Below Market
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OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 10AM TO 7PM SUNDAYS: 12PM TO 5PM JUST TRADED!!!!PREMIUM TURBOCHARGED **PUSH TO START**POWER SEATS**MEMORY SEATS**POWER WINDOW**EXTRA CLEAN!! NO SCRATCHES, NO DINGS, NON-SMOKER...Finance Rates Start at 3.99 Percent...Over 20 Lenders - High Approval Rates...APPLY ONLINE at WWW.VLMAUTO.COM ....FOR BEST BUYING EXPERIENCE, CALL NOW at 703-957-4600. All Our Cars go through a Rigorous 80 points Full Inspection ..OUR CARS ARE CERTIFIED THROUGH OUR MECHANICS AND COME PRE-INSPECTED. OPEN 7 DAYS...TRADES WELCOMED... WE SHIP EVERYWHERE... COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. Visit Virginia Luxury Motors online at www.vlmauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-957-4600 today to schedule your test drive. We try our best to list all options and details carefully however typos and humanmachine errors are possible, please call in advance to confirm any specific options, colors, condition related questions to avoid any confusions. We train our sales staff regularly however any verbal claims or promises made by the employees of the dealership are not valid unless expressed in writing. Price does not include a dealership processing fee of Six Hundred and Ninety Five dollars. All sales are AS-IS unless expressed otherwise in writing. Vehicle accessories such as extra keys, floor matts, books, navigation disc, shift knobs etc may not come with the vehicle however we can always order these items at our discounted dealership prices which are to be paid by the customer. APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN: VLMAUTO.COM
Saab 9-5 2011 Turbo6 4dr Sedan AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
69,825 miles
Used 2011
Saab 9-5
Turbo6
(29)
Carbiz
47.7 mi away
List$15,000
Est.Loan: $273/mo
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: CARFAX 1-Owner, AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM/XM STEREO, SINGLE CD/DVD PLAYER, 40GB HARD DRIVE DEVICE, MP3 PLAYBACK: Grace notes, HDD-based navigation, rear-seat entertainment compatible, rear-seat audio compatible, iPOD support with digital streaming, media transport protocol, Bluetooth phone interface compatible, and voice recognition, Additional Features: Leather Seats, Panoramic Roof, All Wheel Drive, Heated Driver Seat, Turbocharged THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Our friendly, non-commissioned crew has earned Dealer Of The Year for the past 5 years and are empowered to walk you through the buying process from start to finish. NO-HAGGLE PRICING: Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee. Check us out online or in the showroom and experience the Carbiz difference. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.
Saab 9-5 2011 Turbo4 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
112,000 miles
Used 2011
Saab 9-5
Turbo4
Auto Land
18.8 mi away
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Saab 9-5 2011 Turbo4 Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
52 miles
Used 2011
Saab 9-5
Turbo4 Premium
Manheim Imports
97 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

After years of stagnation, Saab is reinvented with the impressive 9-5. It might not have the panache or engineering polish of its German competition, but it's cheaper, fun to drive and has a style all its own.

vehicle overview

In 1999, the human population topped 6 billion, Wayne Gretzky retired, Britney Spears was an innocent teen and a 17-year-old song by Prince became relevant again. It was also the last time we got an all-new Saab 9-5, a car that lived to be about 160 in human years. Finally Saab has escaped its suspended animation under GM ownership and new management is directing the company, although its engineering partnership with Opel, GM's European brand, remains.

Although a few examples of the new Saab 9-5 trickled out of dealerships last year, the 2011 Saab 9-5 is now available in a variety of trim levels. Though this midsize luxury sedan is based on the same Opel-derived platform as the Buick Regal, shares engines with the Regal and Cadillac SRX, and has its share of interior bits from the GM parts bin, the Saab 9-5 emerges from the factory in Trollhattan, Sweden, as a unique-looking car that establishes a new design language for Saab. The trademark grille remains, but it has been enlarged and emboldened. The A-pillars are blacked out, removing visual bulk from the car, while the C-pillars taper aggressively back into a teardrop tail dominated by full-width LED lighting. Much as the Jaguar XF made V8-powered midsize luxury sedans seem dull by comparison, so too does the 9-5 outshine its V6-powered rivals from other brands.

For 2011, the full 9-5 lineup emerges. The Turbo6 XWD shares the loaded Aero model's powertrain, minus its enhanced handling features and sporty trim. The Turbo4 is the new entry-level model, featuring a turbocharged four-cylinder that produces an underwhelming 220 horsepower but a sufficient 258 pound-feet of torque. Some may scoff at a four-cylinder engine in a $40,000 car, but it's a Saab trademark and Audi's A4 proves that it can work. The expected fuel economy benefit helps as well.

A loaded 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero rings up at more than $50,000, a seemingly shocking sum for a Saab. But consider that a similarly equipped 2011 BMW 535i xDrive or 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic costs about $10,000 more, and it begins to sound reasonable.

After barely surviving the GM noose last year, Saab has emerged from the gallows with a car that hopefully gives it life for years to come. It may not have the panache or engineering polish of its German rivals, but we think the 2011 Saab 9-5 offers a lot of driving fun, equipment and style for the money.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is a midsize luxury sedan available in Turbo4, Turbo4 Premium, Turbo6 XWD and Aero trim levels. The 4 and 6 suffixes indicate the engine's cylinder count. Standard equipment on the Turbo4 includes 17-inch wheels, foglamps, automatic wipers, keyless ignition, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, driver memory functions, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The Turbo4 Premium adds 18-inch wheels, headlight washers, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, keyless ignition/entry and remote ignition. The Turbo6 XWD adds the same equipment, plus a V6 and all-wheel drive. Both models can be equipped with a pair of options packages. The Technology package includes a lane-departure warning system, advanced parking assist, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps and a head-up display. The Rear Passenger package adds tri-zone automatic climate control, rear seat audio controls, and a DVD entertainment system with two front-headrest-mounted screens. A navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen and 10GB of digital music storage is also optional.

The 9-5 Aero gets slightly different front and rear fascia designs, different 18-inch wheels, upgraded rear brakes, sport-tuned adjustable suspension, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, adjustable drive settings, paddle shifters, a sport steering wheel, sport seats and alloy pedals. The navigation system and Rear Passenger package are optional.

2011 Highlights

The top-line 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero is joined by a less expensive Turbo6 six-cylinder trim as well as a base model powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder. Equipment and options availability were also slightly changed for the Aero.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, along with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is optional on the base Turbo4 and standard on all other 9-5 models. EPA-estimated fuel economy with this engine is an impressive 20 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with the manual, but this falls considerably to 18/28/21 with the more popular automatic.

The 9-5 Turbo6 XWD and Aero get a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 that produces 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and Saab's advanced all-wheel-drive system are standard. In Edmunds performance testing, the 9-5 Aero went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds -- a decent midpack time for all-wheel-drive sedans of this type. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined -- slightly better than average for all-wheel-drive sedans with this sort of power.

Safety

Every 2011 Saab 9-5 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. In Edmunds brake testing, the 9-5 Aero came to a stop from 60 mph in a short 113 feet.

Driving

We have yet to drive the Turbo4 or Turbo6 models, but the 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero surprised us with its communicative steering and a very neutral balance through quick corners. Saab's all-wheel-drive system (which includes an electronic limited-slip differential) is one of the best, proportioning power seamlessly among the wheels for maximum traction and balance. We actually found the 9-5 Aero to be a more rewarding and involving driver's car than the new BMW 5 Series. We also found its adjustable drive settings (known as DriveSense) to be more adjustable and better sorted than BMW's similar system.

The 9-5 Aero's sport-tuned suspension is on the firm side for the class, especially when you engage Sport in DriveSense. The ride is far more forgiving and feels more substantial than the Infiniti M37, however, while being far from uncomfortable. We suspect the non-Aero models will be rather supple, though the Turbo4's front-wheel-drive layout is guaranteed to exhibit less impressive handling acumen.

Interior

In Saab tradition, the 9-5's center control stack wraps toward the driver, bringing all controls within easy reach. Other Saab hallmarks include the egg-crate air outlets, Night Panel switch that dims instrument light at a single touch and (of course) the ignition switch, though this is now a keyless button. The seats are pretty darn comfortable too, though not in the over-stuffed, body-enveloping way of past Saabs.

The many climate and electronics interfaces have been lifted wholesale from General Motors, and the graphics look awfully familiar. The layout is unique to Saab, though, and the backlighting is a very Saab green. The bits are actually quite nice, but like the rest of the interior, just aren't up to Audi or Mercedes standards.

With the exception of rear headroom for taller folks, interior space is excellent within the Saab 9-5. The trunk is an especially large 18.2 cubic feet, allowing for at least two golf bags and several roll-on suitcases.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Saab 9-5.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Car from an New Company
gbytes,12/13/2010
I received my 2011 9-5 Laser Red Aero today. It is visually different from anything on the road and IMHO signals the beginning of a new era for Saab. I have been fortunate to own several high end Audi, BMW, and Mercedes automobiles. When shopping for a car this time I wanted something different from those (excellent) German vehicles. The 2011 9-5 is beautifully made and a very tasteful exercise in restraint. Having recently traded in my A8L it is nice to have a break from chrome and wood. The 9-5 feels very secure on the road and the 2.8L provides more than adequate performance. The pot holed B roads in New England do not break the cars composure even with the optional 19" wheels.
A Great Car for a Decent Price
curt51,05/04/2011
First, I must admit that I'm a Saabophile who is now on his eighth Saab. I've owned a Saab since 1988. By far this is the best Saab since my 1984 900 Turbo. The car is very quiet and comfortable. Plus, the amenities abound and make this a good bargain for the price. I love the exterior looks of the vehicle and I've gotten a number of compliments from complete strangers.
Beautiful and Unique
bradmad,04/15/2011
I have had this car now for 3 weeks and so far it has been a pleasure to drive. I haven't see any others on the road, so it's nice to drive something unique. Handling is responsive, power is adequate and the interior is both comfortable and stylish. Gas mileage is better than rated as well. I'm averaging about 21 in town and have gotten 31 on a recent highway trip of about 100 miles.
4 years of worry free driving
Dave,05/18/2016
Bought my 2011 9-5 Aero over 4 years ago and have enjoyed it very much. This is not my daily driver, that is a 2010 Saab 9-3 sport-combi manual (yes manual) wagon. Both of these have been flawless. I bought the 9-5 Aero new for $33,000 with an extended warranty that was never used. The only expense was a $65 sensor, which was readily available from GM. I use this car primarily for road trips and do enjoy driving it. I like the aggressive stance, and enjoy the comfort of the car. I figure if I sold it now for even 15k it would still have cost me less than many other cars in terms of depreciation. Not for everyone, but I like that I don't have to turn a knob or click an icon to change a radio station. My wife's Audi is a pain to operate. The Saab is simple to operate, maybe primitive in today's world, but perfectly fine for me.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
MPG
17 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
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Used 2011 Saab 9-5 Overview

The Used 2011 Saab 9-5 is offered in the following submodels: 9-5 Sedan. Available styles include Turbo4 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Aero 4dr Sedan AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Turbo6 4dr Sedan AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and Turbo4 Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

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