The previous 9-5 rolled on for over a decade since its last major overhaul. Now that Saab has cast off it General Motors noose and is now under the control of Dutch supercar maker Spyker, good things can be expected for the future. The first new model since the transition may still leave some wary as it's the first model under the new management, but it looks to be the beginning of a reinvigoration of the iconic Swedish brand. This 9-5 will still carry over parts of the GM Epsilon II platform, while it does ride on a new chassis and has new sheet metal. The current 9-5 makes due with the same engine offerings as the 9-3, though this will likely change in future versions. The 9-5 offers the all wheel drive also available on the 9-3; however, a new adaptive suspension system will help differentiate the two models. Together with a lower curb weight and other chassis improvements, the handling is noticeably improved over earlier models and most will find the ride quality reasonably smooth with a comfortable interior.
Suggested Retail Price