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BASE INVOICE
$37,176
BASE MSRP
$38,525
On Features
The 2011 Saab 9-5 can be had with a lot of features, but many of them are reserved for the top Aero V-6 model, and it can approach $60k when loaded.
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a cargo management system that employs a U-shaped rail in the trunk that costs $250, but we couldn’t see any real advantage of this
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A loaded 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero rings up at more than $50,000, a seemingly shocking sum for a Saab.
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a parking assist system that doesn't steer for you
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The 2011 Saab 9-5 comes very well-equipped, but it's priced solidly in line with all the top-tier sport sedans from Germany. In its top Aero trim, it can come close to matching them with respect to features and technology, but as such it's no bargain.

Bluetooth is standard on all models, while top Aero models are loaded with dual-zone climate control, power front seats, xenon headlamps, front and rear park assist, and an excellent Harman/Kardon sound system. Surround-sound audio is optional, and a package pairs a lane-departure system with a head-up system. A Rear Passenger Package brings tri-zone climate control, rear-seat DVD entertainment with flip-up screens, and rear vents.

While OnStar is included, some of GM's top Cadillac tech and infotainment features were kept from Saab. There's an available parking-guidance system, but it doesn't steer you into place like the more sophisticated ones. Also, the 9-5's available navigation system doesn't include the live-traffic functions that are offered in a number of other models in this price class—as well as in the more affordable Saab 9-4X.

One feature that isn't missed is a complicated catch-all interface; Saab has avoided a solution like iDrive, COMAND, or MMI, while also avoiding the clutter of too many buttons. We like that. 

Conclusion

The 2011 Saab 9-5 can be had with a lot of features, but many of them are reserved for the top Aero V-6 model, and it can approach $60k when loaded.

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