Compare 2011 Saab 9-5 vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Saab 9-5
2011 Nissan Maxima
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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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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $29,081 $31,750
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,176
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,525
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
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 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 95.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 14.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x - TBD - 12.13 x 0.63
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 - 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
QRU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QRU NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3540
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LHU NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 NA
Trans Order Code
MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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