Compare 2011 Saab 9-5 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 Saab 9-5
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan Turbo4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 17 27 $38,479 $39,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
4-Door Sedan Automatic Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,176
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,525
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$814 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 9-5 could be Saab's saving grace; it's a classy, comfortable, and well-designed flagship, with a lot more character than most luxury sport sedans. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 15.9
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 - 11.8 x 0.9
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 - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QRU NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P255/40R17
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)
- TBD - 3683
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LHU NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.3

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