Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5

About Saab 9-5

When General Motors faced bankruptcy in 2009 and was forced to shed half its eight U.S. brands, Sweden-based Saab – acquired by GM years ago – was one that had to go. When early efforts to sell the company failed, it entered the Swedish version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, suspended operations and went into liquidation. But then tiny Dutch exotic sports-car maker Spyker stepped in and bought the proud "Born from Jets" brand and all its assets, with financing from the Swedish government and European investment banks. Saab then resumed operations as an independent automaker with its own design, engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing, and is again building mid-size 9-3 models while ramping up production of this larger all-new 9-5 luxury sedan.

2011 Saab 9-5
What's new for 2011?
2011 Saab 9-5

Although Saab's first post-GM product was actually designed and engineered under GM ownership, is based on GM's Epsilon II global architecture and is powered by GM-developed turbocharged V6 and four-cylinder engines, it's nevertheless strong on distinctive Swedish design and driving character.

2009 Saab 9-5
What's new for 2009?
2009 Saab 9-5

No major changes for 2009.

2008 Saab 9-5
What's new for 2008?
2008 Saab 9-5

New standard features include the OnStar Safety and Security package, rain-sensing wipers, tire pressure monitoring system and leather sport seats.

2007 Saab 9-5
What's new for 2007?
2007 Saab 9-5

Two new packages arrive later in the model year: An Anniversary Package and the Aero Package (which replaces last year's Sport Package).

Consumer Reviews

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By on Monday, April 26, 2010

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

"This car purchased new has been one of the best. Large trunk and great Hwy pick up. if you can get it with out the Perilli's that will reduce noise. Cooled seats are the best. The style and look are different. just a great car."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

GREAT CAR

By on Thursday, April 9, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"THIS CAR IS MADE TO DRIVE. LOTS OF FUN ON BACK WINDING ROADS."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

By on Monday, April 4, 2011

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"After 6500 miles on my aero 9-5, I must say, simpley amazing! Well done SAAB and a kudo to GM."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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