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2010 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan

2010 Saab 9-5 Review

(4 Stars)  The car that could save Saab

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
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.

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2010 9-5 Aero Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.8L V6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 16 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 300 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 295 ft lb of torque @ 2,000 rpm

'10 Saab Aero Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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