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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 26 $35,612 $37,685
4-Door Sedan Aero 17 26 $36,576 $38,705
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 17 26 $36,812 $38,955
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 26 $37,866 $40,070
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,612
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,685
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$628 / month
$569 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Saab 9-5 offers good gas mileage, good visibility and great safety, but its atypical engine and dated styling limit its appeal. The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 35.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 95.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 61.7
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.05 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3530 3580
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/140 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300 272 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System Turbocharged MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1900-4000 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.42
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again Sentronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.90
Trans Order Code MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.05 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.68 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 Lexus ES 350
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Dual-Link
 
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