With new ownership in the form of Dutch supercar brand Spyker and new partnerships in China, Saab is on a curious and precarious path at the moment. Nonetheless, it has slowly moved forward with the launch of the 9-5, the brand's all-new flagship sedan. With a fresh new look, quality materials, and reasonably strong sporting cred, MotorAuthority rates the 2011 9-5 at 7 out of 10.
The exterior of the 2011 9-5 is truly eye-catching. It's a sophisticated, sleek, yet elementally Saab look that most will find attractive and few will find objectionable. Inside, the design is equally flowing and fundamentally sound, with the dash melding fluidly with the doors and instruments and controls that are easy to read and easy to use.
Power comes in two forms in the 9-5, a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo or a 300-horsepower, 2.8-liter V-6 turbo. The four-cylinder (Turbo4) models offer front-wheel drive only and a choice between manual or automatic six-speeds. The Turbo6 V-6s are...
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