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2008 Saab 9-5 Sedan

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  • $37,685 original MSRP
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2008 Saab 9-5 Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2008 Saab 9-5 Sedan

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.

What's new for 2008?

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.

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

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.

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2008 Saab 9-5: What's New

Source: The Car Connection

(2007 model shown)

The Saab 9-5 sedan returns for yet another model year with minor changes, as it awaits a full model renewal.

Available in standard or Aero trim, the 9-5 comes with a 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.3-liter four. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a five-speed automatic available as an option.

An Aero package uses the same powertrain but gets a retuned suspension with tighter springs and higher damping rates, and a larger anti-roll bar.

Stock 9-5 gear includes a sunroof, leather seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels; a six-CD, in-dash changer also comes standard in the 9-5, along with XM satellite radio and an input jack for MP3 players. All models feature a cooled glovebox to keep drinks chilled as well as leather-trimmed interiors with dual-zone climate control.

New for 2008 are standard OnStar hardware; tire pressure monitors; rain sensing windshield wipers; leather sport seats; and on Aero models, new five-spoke wheels.


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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Driver Crash Grade

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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