Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Saab claims its 9-5 is one of the safest cars in its sector because of its five-star Euro NCAP rating. Saab 9-5 safety has been further enhanced by added equipment such as Active Heads Restraint for the front seats (designed to reduce whiplash injuries), driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and front seatbelt pretensioners.

Stability control is fitted as standard across the range and rear LED brake lights flash under heavy braking to warn following drivers.

The new 9-5 is larger than the previous model so passengers have more legroom in the rear. Saab has added a new version of the U-shaped track in the boot floor that uses a telescopic cargo divider as first seen in the 9-5 estate. It provides a flexible stowage spaces and should prevent shopping been spilled across the boot floor. Also fitted as standard are bag-carrying hooks and an umbrella holder.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-5 Saloon (10-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Aero equipment

Aero standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Aero optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Vector SE equipment

Vector SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Vector SE optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel