2008 Saab 9-5  -  $39,010


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $39,010
Base Invoice: $36,877
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $550
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: Transmission, automatic, Sentronic with manual shift mode (includes 5-speed Sentronic automatic transmission)
Engine: Engine, 2.3L DOHC MPFI 4-cylinder, turbocharged (260 HP [193.9 Kw] @ 5300 rpm, 258 lb. ft. [348.3 Nm] 1900-4000 rpm)

Pros

Extraordinarily comfortable seats; high marks for safety; outstanding performance and economy.


Value Writeup

The Saab 9-5 sedan and wagon offer a unique Scandinavian front-wheel-drive, luxury experience for the discriminating shopper. Both body types boast Saab's 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers V6 performance with the frugality of a four-cylinder engine. In addition to the powerplant, safety and comfort are what separate the 9-5 from its competition.


Model Highlights

All 2008 Saab 9-5s come standard with a host of safety and convenience features. In addition to front and side air bags, head curtain air bags are also standard. Saab's patented Active Head Restraints actually move forward in a rear end collision to cup your head and reduce incidents of whiplash. ABS brakes with discs at all four corners provide safe stops, traction control assists in slippery conditions, and an electronic stability program helps prevent spins. OnStar is newly standard.

Both the 9-5 sedan and wagon have the same 260-horsepower 2.3L four-cylinder engine that also makes 258 lb-ft of torque from 1,900-4,000 rpms. A five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic with four shift programs are available, and both help apply plenty of mid-range torque for handy acceleration.

Every 9-5 has leather seats that are electrically adjustable in the front. A cabin air filter works with the automatic climate control, and even the glovebox is refrigerated. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is adjustable for both reach and height, and has controls for the audio system. Aero models have a lowered ride height, unique 17-inch alloy wheels, and metallic interior trim.

The 9-5 impresses with its ability to corner at a very high limit, and the seats are both extremely comfortable for a long day of driving and nicely bolstered to hold you in place. Navigation is optional, and a Visibility Package adds xenon headlights, rear park assist, and power folding auto-dimming exterior mirrors.

Yes, the key is still on the floor console, and you need to put the manual transmission 9-5 in reverse before you can remove the key, but Saab continues to offer a fine driving vehicle for those searching for something a bit different.


Model News

The Saab 9-5 continues into 2008 with very few revisions. OnStar and rain-sensing wipers are now standard, and the Visibility package adds power folding exterior mirrors. A new upgraded leather seat trim is available across the model line and the color palette has been slightly shuffled. Aero models have a new wheel design for 2008.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
306.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
468.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.3L/140

Fuel System
Turbocharged MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1900-4000

Trans Order Code
MM1

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Trans Description Cont. Again
Sentronic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.68

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.94

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96.2 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
36.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Wheelbase
106.4 in

Length, Overall
190.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in

Height, Overall
57.2 in

Track Width, Front
59.9 in

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3530 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P235/45VR17

Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.05 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V160000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 07, 2008

Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

Potential Number of Units Affected
57389

Summary
SAAB IS RECALLING 57,389 MY 2002-2008 9-5 SERIES VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, ONE OF THE UPPER INTERIOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION TEST POINTS EXCEEDED THE STANDARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A-PILLAR TRIM WITH IMPROVED ENERGY-ABSORBING CAPABILITY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SAAB AT 1-800-955-9007.

SAAB RECALL NO. E080101. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V063000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
113,716

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Saab 9-3 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2002, to February 15, 2011, 2006-2009 Saab 9-5 vehicles manufactured June 7, 2005, to May 28, 2009, and 2008-2009 Saturn Astra vehicles manufactured April 11, 2007, to July 24, 2008. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator on Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles and will replace the driver's frontal airbag module on Saturn Astra vehicles, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Owners were notified of the recall on March 23, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007 or Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 28810.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 2.3L DOHC MPFI 4-cylinder, turbocharged (260 HP [193.9 Kw] @ 5300 rpm, 258 lb. ft. [348.3 Nm] 1900-4000 rpm)

Transmission, automatic, Sentronic with manual shift mode (includes 5-speed Sentronic automatic transmission)

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance free, 70AH

Alternator, 140 amps

Suspension, front, MacPherson strut type with lower wishbone, coil springs, twin-pipe gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and integrated wheel bearings

Suspension, rear independent, multilink with inner and outer stabilizer bars, coil springs and gas shock absorbers

Steering, power assisted rack and pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel disc with ventilated front

Exhaust, bright finish tailpipe

Tires, P235/45VR17 all-season, blackwall

Wheels, 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) twin 5-spoke, alloy

Wheel and tire, spare, compact

Moonroof, power slide/tilt

Moldings, bodyside, color-matched and protective

Moldings, body-color rocker sill

Headlamps, halogen with delay ("Follow-Me-Home") function

Headlamp washers, high-pressure

Fog lamps, front integral

Fog lamp, rear

Turn signals, side-mounted indicator lamps

Glass, tinted and heat absorbent

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable

Wipers, front rain-sensing, intermittent

Windshield washers, 6-jet, high pressure

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, Theftlock and auxiliary input

Audio system feature, Harman-kardon tuned 9-speaker system, 200 watts

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com. Deleted when (U3U) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player and DVD based navigation is ordered.)

Seats, front leather-appointed sport buckets

Seat trim, leather-appointed sport upholstery

Seat adjuster, driver power

Seat adjuster, driver 2-way lumbar

Seat, driver's side 3-position memory includes outside mirrors

Seat adjuster, front passenger power

Seats, heated front and rear

Seat, rear split-folding with pass through opening, armrest and dual cupholders

Head restraints, rear outboard

Console, floor, with armrest

Power outlet, 12-volt in the center console

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, adjustable tilt/telescoping

Steering wheel, sport, perforated leather-wrapped

Steering wheel, mounted audio controls

Instrumentation, analog includes speedometer, tachometer, boost gauge, fuel level, engine temperature and digital odometer with trip meter

Driver Information Center includes trip computer, outside temperature, fuel consumption, distance to empty, average speed, speed warning and driver warning messages

Windows, power includes driver and front passenger express-down

Lock control, central with remote keyless entry

Remote Keyless Entry

Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio

Antenna, rear glass integral, diversity

Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual temperature setting for front passengers and rear seat air outlets

Air filter, cabin

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Glovebox, cooled and illuminated, lockable

Cup holder, front folding in instrument panel

Trim, Dark Walnut, instrument panel and doors

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass

Assist handles, overhead for outer seating positions includes jacket hook on rear handles

Visors, driver and front passenger with illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, interior with delay off feature includes overhead map, footwell, puddle lamps and remote halo lighting

Lighting, interior with rear reading

Lighting, 'Night Panel' function

Trunk illumination

Storage pockets, in front seat cushions ("Kangaroo Pockets")

Cargo anchorage loops, in the trunk

Traction control system (TCS)

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock

Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)

Daytime running lamps

Head restraints, active, front seats

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)

Theft-deterrent alarm system, theft alarm with engine immobilizer

Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Air bags, side head/thorax for front seats (Head/thorax side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, front outboard

Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions

Child Safety Locks, rear doors

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Trunk emergency release handle

Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 2.3L DOHC MPFI 4-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, AUTOMATIC, SENTRONIC WITH MANUAL SHIFT MODE (INCLUDES 5-SPEED SENTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, MANUAL (INCLUDES 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION.)
$0

 
PEPPER GREEN METALLIC
$550

 
SNOW SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
FUSION BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
BLACK
$0

 
TITAN GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
LASER RED
$0

 
JET BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
POLAR WHITE
$0

 
ICE BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT LEATHER-APPOINTED SPORT BUCKETS
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, SPORT LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SPORT LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO
$2,945

 
VISIBILITY PACKAGE
$1,295

 
HEADLAMPS, XENON
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, 6-DISC TRUNK-MOUNTED CD CHANGER
$0

 
SEAT TRIM, PREMIUM NATURAL LEATHER
$1,500

 
SEAT, DRIVER VENTILATED
$995

 
SEAT, VENTILATED PASSENGER
$0

 
ONSTAR, NOT-INSTALLED
$0

 
MOONROOF, NOT DESIRED
$0

 
HEADREST, REAR CENTER
$0

 
CLUTCH PEDAL
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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