New for 2009

• High-gloss metallic black interior finish on Aero model
• Revised power window switches in center console
• New 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels on Aero models
• New exterior colors: Carbon Grey Metallic, Glass Grey Metallic, Nocturne Blue Metallic replace Titan Grey, Ice Blue and Fusion Blue (all body styles)


The Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi bring Scandinavian-inspired performance and luxury to the competitive midsize sport sedan segment. Available in both 2.3T and Aero models, they feature distinctive, aircraft-inspired design inside and out, in keeping with Saab’s roots in aviation.

The Saab 9-5 range includes the well-equipped 2.3T Sport Sedan and SportCombi models, as well as the uplevel and sportier Aero Sport Sedan and SportCombi models. All are powered by a 2.3L I-4 Turbo with 260 horsepower (194 kW) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm), mated to a five-speed automatic Sentronic transmission or available five-speed manual transmission.

All Saab 9-5 models are designed for sure-footed driving, thanks to a standard electronic stability program, traction control and anti-lock brakes. For 2009, the 9-5 range gets revised power window switches in the center console and new exterior colors, Carbon Grey Metallic and Glass Grey Metallic. Nocturne Blue Metallic is being reintroduced.

Aero models receive a high-gloss black metallic interior finish and new 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels that complement the sportier look.

Sedan and SportCombi standard equipment
Although the Sedan and SportCombi come with unique equipment and appointments, both are equipped with the following:
• Leather-appointed sport seating
• Leather-trimmed sport steering wheel
• Cooled, illuminated and lockable glove compartment
• Power moonroof
• Dual-zone automatic climate control with cabin filter
• Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with driver’s side three-position memory
• Heated front and rear seats
• Power windows with express-down in front
• Power-operated and heated exterior mirrors
• 200-Watt Harman-Kardon-tuned audio with eight (or nine) speakers
• Six-disc in-dash CD changer (not available with optional DVD navigation system)
• XM Satellite Radio (not available with optional DVD navigation system)
• Saab Information Display with trip computer
• Rear-seat center armrest with pass-through (Sedan)
• Central locking with remote
• Anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
• Five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty
• Four-year / 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty
• No-charge scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.

9-5 Aero
For Saab drivers who want to make a sportier statement, the 9-5 Aero Sport Sedan and SportCombi feature – in addition to the standard equipment of the 2.3T models – a lower, sport-tuned chassis, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and leather-appointed sport seats with two-tone upholstery.

Optional equipment
Available on both the 2.3T and Aero models are a five-speed manual transmission; aerodynamic headlamps with Xenon projector beams; premium natural leather or perforated leather-appointed sport seats (ventilated front); power folding and auto-dimming outside mirrors; Saab Parking Assist (SPA) program; DVD-based navigation system with trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer.

In keeping with Saab’s safety heritage, all 9-5 models are equipped with the following standard safety-enhancing features:

• Standard OnStar safety and security system
• Electronic stability program
• Tire pressure monitoring system
• Anti-lock brakes
• Traction-control system
• Dual adaptive frontal air bags
• Head/torso side air bags (front seats)
• Three-point safety belts with front-seat pretensioners
• Pendulum B-pillar side-impact protection structure
• “Triple Load Path” safety cage construction, front and rear
• Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHR) for front seats
• LATCH (Lower Anchorages and Top tethers for CHildren)
• Headlamp delay function (“follow-me-home”)
• Daytime running lamps
• Theft-deterrent system with engine immobilizer
• Passenger Sensing System