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The 2011 Saab 9-5 is all new, representing the first full re-design of Saab's large sedan in 14 years. Measured...

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Turbo4 Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $38,525.00 $39,990.00 $33,295.00
Destination $825.00 $875.00 $875.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 3.5L V6 2.5L V6
Horsepower 220 @ 5300 RPM 268 @ 6000 RPM 204 @ 6400 RPM
Torque 258 @ 2500 RPM 258 @ 2400 RPM 185 @ 4800 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1998 3498 2499
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.7 X 3.4 3.3 X 3.0
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.7:1 12.0:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 15 17 19
Highway (mpg) 23 25 27

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4155.7 3615.6 3454.6
Wheelbase (in.) 111.7 108.7 107.5
Length (in.) 197.2 182.3 180.3
Width (in.) 73.5 69.7 70.9
Height (in.) 57.7 56.3 56.1
Track Front (in.) 62.4 60.4 60.4
Track Rear (in.) 62.4 59.6 60.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.0 37.1 39.0
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.8 36.9 36.9
Front Legroom (in.) 42.2 41.7 43.9
Rear Legroom (in.) 38.8 33.4 30.6
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.0 54.7 54.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.4 55.0 52.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 58.9 52.3 54.1
Rear Hip Room (in.) 58.0 54.9 53.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 96.2 88.2 88.3

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 225/55R17 225/45R17 225/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A Std. N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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