Compare 2008 Volvo S60 vs 2009 Saab 9-5

2008 Volvo S60
2009 Saab 9-5
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4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf
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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,117
$38,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,975
$40,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$673 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
181.2 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.0 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
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)
12.0 x - TBD - 12.05 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.9
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N65
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3523 3530
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4500 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code
NA LJ3
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5000 260 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.30
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 4.68
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.92
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sentronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.94
Trans Order Code
NA MM1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 Saab 9-5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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