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Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Saab 9-5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • SAAB 9/5: Is it a good car?

    Poor reliability, a nearly non-existent support network, bloated styling, terrible on-road performance, and no resale value all combine to give you the full Saab 9-5 experience. You would be better off putting your money in a bag and setting fire to it than buying a second-hand Saab. While some people love their Saabs I find them as appealing as eating a hamburger made of broken glass and battery acid.

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  • Saab turbo replacement

    The trade puts the turbo life at 100,000-150,000 km depending on how they've been serviced. If they've been well serviced they will last up to 150,000 km. The word is they can't be rebuilt and a replacement is the only real option. A new factory-supplied turbo costs around $2200 fitted.

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  • Second Hand Saab Search

    SAABS are generally sound, but are subject to breakdowns and problems as the kilometres climb. Seek advice from a Saab specialist and have any car checked before buying it.

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  • Underpriced saab

    When you're buying a car it's best to concentrate on the changeover figure rather than the price of the car you're buying and the trade-in value of the car you're selling. The dealer selling the Saab might have given you a generous trade-in price and is sticking to his selling price, whereas the second dealer you contacted might be quoting you a rock-bottom trade-in while being more prepared to deal on the selling price. The difference between trade and retail you quote does seem high, but that might be because you are talking to two different dealers. Generally, though, Saabs tend to be hit harder than some other brands when it comes to depreciation, and they can be harder for dealers to move.

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Saab 9-5 Wheel Size

The Saab 9-5 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R17 for Sedan in 2012 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2012 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2011 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2009 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2009 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2008 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2008 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2007 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2007 Wagon 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Saab 9-5 Wheel Sizes

Saab 9-5 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Saab 9-5 Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2012 Sedan 1467x1868x5008 mm 134 mm
2011 Sedan 1467x1868x5008 mm 134 mm
2009 Sedan 1449x1792x4827 mm 170 mm
2009 Wagon 1497x1792x4828 mm 170 mm
2008 Sedan 1449x1792x4827 mm 170 mm
2008 Wagon 1497x1792x4828 mm 170 mm
2007 Sedan 1449x1792x4827 mm 170 mm
2007 Wagon 1497x1792x4828 mm 170 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Saab 9-5 Dimensions

Saab 9-5 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Saab 9-5 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $6,800 and going to $21,890 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2012 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $6,800 $21,890
2011 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $6,100 $19,800
2009 Sedan 2.3L, PULP, 5 SP $6,500 $12,870
2009 Wagon 1.9L, Diesel, 5 SP $8,000 $13,200
2008 Sedan 2.3L, PULP, 5 SP $5,700 $12,760
2008 Wagon 2.3L, PULP, 5 SP $6,200 $13,090
2007 Sedan 2.3L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $5,500 $12,210
2007 Wagon 2.3L, PULP, 5 SP $5,900 $12,430
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Saab 9-5 Towing Capacity

The Saab 9-5 has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2012 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2011 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2009 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2009 Wagon 1800kg 1800kg
2008 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2008 Wagon 1800kg 1800kg
2007 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2007 Wagon 1800kg 1800kg
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Saab 9-5 Fuel Consumption

The Saab 9-5 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.7L/100km for Sedan /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2012 Sedan 6.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2012 Sedan 9.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2011 Sedan 6.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2011 Sedan 9.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2009 Sedan 7.4L/100km 1.9L Diesel 5 SP
2009 Sedan 10L/100km 2.3L PULP 5 SP
2009 Wagon 7.6L/100km 1.9L Diesel 5 SP
2009 Wagon 10.4L/100km 2.3L PULP 5 SP
2008 Sedan 7.4L/100km 1.9L Diesel 5 SP
2008 Sedan 8.9L/100km 2.3L PULP 5 SP MAN
2008 Wagon 7.6L/100km 1.9L Diesel 5 SP
2008 Wagon 9.6L/100km 2.3L PULP 5 SP
2007 Sedan 8.9L/100km 2.3L PULP 5 SP MAN
2007 Wagon 9.6L/100km 2.3L PULP 5 SP
* Combined fuel consumption See All Saab 9-5 Pricing and Specs for 2012