This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Saab 9-5 Estate (05-10) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

9-5 was on of the first cars in its class to score the maximum 5 stars in the crash test. It is a very safe car indeed. As you would expect, safety has not been overlooked either.

Lots of interior space and a very large flat floored boot - the floor also slides out beyond the rear bumper to aid loading heavy items. Split folding rear seat gives extra load carrying potential.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-5 Estate (99-05).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Traction control

Aero equipment

Aero standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
Aero optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Airflow equipment

Airflow standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
Airflow optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Arc equipment

Arc standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Arc optional equipment
  • Traction control

Griffin equipment

Griffin standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
Griffin optional equipment
None available

Linear equipment

Linear standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Linear optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim

Linear Sport equipment

Linear Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Linear Sport optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Roof rails

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
None available

SE Airflow equipment

SE Airflow standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
SE Airflow optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Traction control

Vector equipment

Vector standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Vector optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Vector Sport equipment

Vector Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Vector Sport optional equipment
  • Roof rails