The 2007 9-5 lineup continues to offer a well-rounded package of performance, luxury and value in the midsize sport sedan category.
Because the 2006 9-5 underwent a thorough refresh, changes for 2007 are minimal. An Anniversary Special Edition debuts midyear, featuring Ice Blue Metallic exterior paint, a specific leather interior and 17-inch wheels.
The 2007 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi feature a sophisticated, aircraft-inspired design inside and out, and both models have optional Aero and Visibility Packages.
The Aero Package includes a sport chassis, sport seats, metallic interior trim and an ‘Aero’ badge; the Visibility Package offers Xenon headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and rear parking assist.
All 9-5 models are powered by a single 2.3L I-4 Turbo with 260 horsepower (194 kW), and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm), mated to manual five-speed or optional automatic Sentronic transmissions.
As in 2006, the front suspension benefits from increased spring rates on the sport chassis, increased damping on the sport and standard chassis, and a larger anti-roll bar on the standard chassis. The power steering system was recalibrated to increase steering effort and improve feedback and precision.
The rear suspension features a larger anti-roll bar and softer springs on the standard chassis, reduced toe-in for more predictable behavior, and increased track. Damping has been increased on the standard and sport chassis.
The 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi ride on new 235/45 R17 all-season tires and 17 x 7.5-inch alloy wheels.
Although the Sedan and SportCombi come with unique equipment and appointments, both versions have the following standard features:
Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
Cooled and lockable glove compartment
Dual-zone automatic climate control with cabin filter
Power-adjustable front seats with driver’s side three-position memory
Power windows with express-down in front
Power operated and heated exterior mirrors
CD audio system with six-disc in-dash changer
Integrated audio controls on steering wheel
Saab Information Display with trip computer
Split-folding rear seat
Rear-seat center arm rest with pass-through ( Sedan )
Central locking with remote
Anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
No-charge scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.
Additionally, all 9-5 models benefit from the following standard safety features:
Dual adaptive front air bags
Head/torso side air bags (front seats)
Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)
Pendulum B-pillar side-impact protection structure
‘Triple Load Path’ safety cage construction, front and rear
Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHR) for front seats
LATCH (Lower Anchorages and Top tethers for CHildren)
Headlamp delay function (‘follow-me-home’)
Passenger Sensing System
OnStar-equipped 9-5s will feature OnStar digital equipment. This includes enhanced hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services in the United States and Canada . Using the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling that allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls using an externally mounted antenna for greater reception.
Price this car:
MSRP: $49,165 – $49,165
Invoice: $45,969 – $45,969
Source: Saab Press Release