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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

9-5 was one of the first cars in its class to score the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. It is a very safe car indeed. Security has not been overlooked, either.

Lots of interior space and the fat tail provides a very large boot. 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 Saloon (97-05).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • 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
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 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
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Aero equipment

Aero standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control
Aero optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Airflow equipment

Airflow standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Airflow optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Arc equipment

Arc standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Linear optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim

Linear Sport equipment

Linear Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Linear Sport optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control
SE optional equipment
None available

SE Airflow equipment

SE Airflow standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
SE Airflow optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Traction control

Vector equipment

Vector standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Vector optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Vector Sport equipment

Vector Sport standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Vector Sport optional equipment
None available