2009 Saab 9-5 vs. Its Competition

2009 Saab 9-5

The Volvo S60 has a curvaceous style and V-6 power, but is due for replacement for 2010.

The Lincoln MKZ is the polar opposite of the Saab, with a thick style, a retro-flavored interior, and gruff V-6 engines with front- or all-wheel drive.

The Volkswagen Passat comes with a range of four- and six-cylinder engines, and is offered in a wagon version.

The Lexus ES 350 is a plush, cushy front-drive sedan with good interior room and a powerful V-6 engine, but almost no care for sporty driving.

The Acura RL has clean styling outside, a tech-happy interior, and standard all-wheel drive.

2009 Saab 9-5 2009 Saab 9-5
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2000 Acura RL2009 Acura RL
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2009 Lincoln MKZ 2009 Lincoln MKZ
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2008 Volvo S60 2.5T2008 Volvo S60
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL2003 Volkswagen Passat
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Quick Specs
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.
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition.
Though it’s in a very conservative package, the 2009 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain for those who value comfort over driving excitement.
The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged 4-CylGas V6Gas V6Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5Gas I4
EPA Class    
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan (Natl)4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD4-Door Sedan GL Manual
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4dr Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sdn
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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