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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Five stars for adult occupant protection in the Euro NCAP crash tests and a long history at Saab of investigating real-life road crashes means the 9-5 is one of the safest vehicles on the road. All cars also come with a potentially life-saving electronic stability programme as standard.

A 500-litre boot is better than a Volvo S80, but falls short of the standards set by newer cars, like the BMW 5-Series (520 litres) and Audi A6 (546 litres). The boot opening is wide though and the load lip not overly high, so loading and unloading heavy or larger items isn't too much of a struggle. Storage areas in the cabin include door bins, stowage pouches on the front seats, a net pocket in the passenger footwell, map pockets in the front seat-backs and cubbies in the front and rear armrests.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-5 Saloon (05-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • 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
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Aero equipment

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

Airflow equipment

Airflow standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Airflow optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

Linear equipment

Linear standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Linear optional equipment
None available

Linear SE equipment

Linear SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Linear SE optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Linear Sport equipment

Linear Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Linear Sport optional equipment
None available

Turbo Edition equipment

Turbo Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Turbo Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Vector equipment

Vector standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Vector optional equipment
None available

Vector Sport equipment

Vector Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Vector Sport optional equipment
None available