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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 27 $38,182 $40,405
4-Door Sedan Aero 17 27 $39,146 $41,425
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 17 27 $39,382 $41,675
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 27 $40,436 $42,790
4-Door Sedan Griffin 17 27 $39,690 $42,000
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Griffin 17 27 $40,890 $43,270
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,182
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,405
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$569 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky 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 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 95.4
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code QYR NA
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYR NA
Spare Tire Order Code N65 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) 7.8 - 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 Turbocharged 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1900-4000 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code LJ3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again Sentronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.90
Trans Order Code MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.42
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 Lexus ES 350
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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