Compare 2009 Saab 9-5 vs 2008 Lexus ES 350

2009 Saab 9-5
2008 Lexus ES 350
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4-Door Sedan
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 Sedan Griffin 17 27 $39,690 $42,000
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 27 $40,436 $42,790
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Griffin 17 27 $40,890 $43,270
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $30,594 $34,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,182
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,405
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$569 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.4
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
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.7
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.05 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR17 P215/55R17
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 3580
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.5L/210
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 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
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Lexus ES 350
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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