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2009 Saab 9-5 Change
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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
4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 17 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T T5 w/Snrf 18 26 $31,946 $33,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,182
$29,117
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,405
$30,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$516 / 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 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
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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
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 91
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 106.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 71.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 181.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 13.9
Brakes
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 - 12.0 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 - 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N65 NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code QYR NA
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QYR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3530 3523
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1900-4000 236 @ 1500 - 4500
Engine Order Code LJ3 NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300 208 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged 4-Cyl Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.68 4.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.98
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again Sentronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.03
Trans Order Code MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.34
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 Volvo S60
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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