...The 9-5 Turbo6 XWD and Aero get a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 that produces 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and Saab's advanced all-wheel-drive system are standard. In Edmunds performance testing, the 9-5 Aero went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds -- a decent midpack time for all-wheel-drive sedans of this type. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined -- slightly better than average for all-wheel-drive sedans with this sort of power. Safety: Every 2011 Saab 9-5 comes standard with stability and traction control...
...A unique design cue is the plastic trim in the middle of the dash that features a mesh-like pattern. The driver faces a three-pod instrument panel with a central speedometer; an available head-up display projects vehicle information on the windshield. Additional available features include a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, a navigation system with an 8-inch touch-screen and a backseat entertainment system. Other interior features include: Keyless ignition with available remote starter and passive entry Bluetooth hands-free phone system USB connector OnStar communications system...
...leather and alloy steering wheel and dashboard accents, cooled glovebox, single-CD player with nine speakers and XM satellite radio, Bluetooth technology, and a USB connection. The Turbo4 Premium, meanwhile, adds 18-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, power-folding outside mirrors, and a power moonroof, all standard. Moving up to the Turbo6 XWD means standard headlight washers and added satellite radio service, while the Aero XWD throws in standard perforated leather upholstery, unique Aero appliqués and emblems, sport pedals and steering wheel, and upgraded cabin accents.Options are...
There are a lot more cars at the top of the test ranks at both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration... read more June 16, 2011 by Nelson Ireson
Very quietly, a new, completely redesigned 9-5 sedan arrived last year. As Saab was changing hands and repositioning itself as an automaker, much of the car-shopping public... read more June 16, 2011 by Bengt Halvorson 5
Production at the main factory of Swedish automaker Saab has restarted this morning after it was halted by a dispute over unpaid suppliers. Adding to concerns over the future... read more March 30, 2011 by John Voelcker 3
Wagon fans, rejoice: all is not lost, at least not at Saab. Even as other carmakers kill off or write off their wagon models for the U.S., the 9-5 SportCombi is making new... read more February 24, 2011 by Nelson Ireson
UPDATE: As several intrepid (and sharp-eyed) readers have pointed out, there is a quarter-second shot of a GM-era convertible around the 16-second mark. Good catch. As for... read more February 3, 2011 by Nelson Ireson 3