Compare 2004 Saab 9-5 vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2004 Saab 9-5
2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Wagon Linear
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Linear 21 29 $30,587 $32,525
4-Door Sedan Arc 20 30 $32,529 $34,775
4-Door Wagon Arc 21 29 $33,194 $35,490
4-Door Sedan Aero 20 28 $37,285 $39,860
4-Door Wagon Aero 20 28 $37,945 $40,570
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,587
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,525
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 84.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 52.8
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 54.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 9.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3620 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/140 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5500 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Turbo Charged MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-3500 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 2.61
Trans Order Code
MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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