Compare 2008 Saab 9-5 vs 2009 Lincoln MKZ

2008 Saab 9-5
2009 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan
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
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $30,021 $32,695
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $31,722 $34,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,612
$30,021
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,685
$32,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$628 / month
$545 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
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. Though it’s in a very conservative package, the 2009 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain for those who value comfort over driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 98.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 190.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3530 3469
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5300 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbocharged MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1900-4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99T
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sentronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.37
Trans Order Code
MM1 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.68 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Lincoln MKZ
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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