Introduction In a time when many manufacturers are doing everything they can to keep a competitive edge in the midsize luxury sedan segment, it's almost impossible to believe that the 2009 Saab 9-5 is still, for the most part, the same car that debuted 10 years ago. I have friends that still drive 20 year-old Saabs. The largely similar Aero adds a sport-tuned suspension, different 17-inch wheels, special interior trim and two-tone leather seats. Major options include the Visibility Package, which adds xenon headlights, rear parking assist and outside mirrors that are power-folding and auto-dimming. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2009 Saab 9-5 is available as a wagon called the SportCombi or a midsize sedan.
Hope I can say that one day : 16 of 16 people found this review helpful Personality by reflex on Apr 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2009 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan 2. Saab a thing of the past too bad by wes carl on Mar 21, 2016 Vehicle: 2009 Saab 9-5 4dr Sedan 2. I don't drive it in nasty Wisconsin weather---save that for the Camry. Powertrains and Performance All 9-5 sedans and SportCombi wagons have front-wheel drive and are powered by a turbocharged 2. My big dog drools at it but is stuck riding in the Camry.
The 9-5 also boasts a comfortable interior and comes standard with an impressive number of features. Even the 9-5's less expensive sibling, the 9-3, is a better choice. Otherwise, the 9-5 is a comfortable place to spend time, with ample passenger room and exceptionally comfortable seats -- especially when equipped with the ventilation feature. The OnStar communications system is standard. And the sound system is to die for! In government crash tests, the 9-5 earned a perfect five stars for driver and front passenger protection in frontal impacts.
Best car I have ever purchased. . With lots of standard features, the 2009 Saab 9-5 provides compelling value, but so do its competitors. The quality of the interior features leaves something to be desired, however. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard and a five-speed manual is optional. Side curtain airbags that protect rear occupants are not available.
Saab offers the 9-5 as both a sedan and a wagon, something not all automakers do these days. Overall, this Saab just can't quite match the sharpness of some of its younger, peppier rivals. Shame this great car production was halted. Driving Impressions Once the turbo kicks in, the 2. Stand-alone options include cooled front seats and a touchscreen navigation system.
In the side-impact test, the 9-5 received five stars for front passenger protection and four stars for rear protection. There's just no getting around the fact that the 2009 Saab 9-5 is well past its sell-by date; keep in mind, though, that a complete redesign is expected next year. Safety Standard safety equipment on the 2009 Saab 9-5 includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, active head restraints and front-seat side airbags that provide head and torso protection. Although driving dynamics have improved and the styling has been tweaked over the course of this decade-old generation, the Saab 9-5 remains one of the oldest cars on the market. This is the car for long trips or just showing off in the city. Each is available in two trim levels: the 2. And although the 9-5's relatively low curb weight gives it a nimble feel around corners, the 9-5 still suffers from torque steer under hard acceleration.
But these attributes are dwarfed by the car's list of negatives, which include a lackluster powertrain and a notable lack of refinement and new technology features. Comfort and safety are most important to me and the Swedes combine this with gorgeous functional design and class. Unlike most sport sedans and wagons, the 2009 Saab 9-5 performs best with the automatic transmission, as its shorter gearing is better suited to the turbo engine's unusual power band. . . . .
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