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The 2008 Saab 9-5 is Saab's largest performance sedan.

2008 Saab 9-5 Model Comparison

2.3T Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $37,685.00 $39,955.00 $40,400.00
Destination $775.00 $745.00 $745.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.3L I4 2.0L I4 4.2L I6
Horsepower 260 @ 5300 RPM 210 @ 5500 RPM 285 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 258 @ 1900 RPM 221 @ 2500 RPM 276 @ 4600 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2290 1998 4160
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.5 3.4 X 3.4 3.7 X 4.0
Compression Ratio 9.3:1 9.5:1 10.3:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18 18 14
Highway (mpg) 28 27 20

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3470.1 3478.9 4720.1
Wheelbase (in.) 106.4 105.3 113.0
Length (in.) 190.4 182.9 193.2
Width (in.) 70.5 69.3 75.4
Height (in.) 57.2 56.6 68.5
Track Front (in.) 59.9 60.0 63.1
Track Rear (in.) 59.9 59.3 62.1
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A 7.7

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 5
Front Headroom (in.) 37.1 38.1 40.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.0 37.0 39.6
Front Legroom (in.) 42.4 41.4 41.4
Rear Legroom (in.) 36.6 32.3 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.9 55.9 58.5
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.5 44.7 58.5
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A 55.5
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A 58.1

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 96.2 82.0 N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link beam
Tires 235/45R17 215/55R16 255/55R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite satellite satellite
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player N/A Yes N/A
CD Changer Yes N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A Std.

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof Std. N/A Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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