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Saab 9-5 (YS3E) Sedan (1997-2001)

Neo score 21%

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Product Overview

Saab 9-5 (chassis code YS3E) is an executive sedan in production from 1997 to 2001, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.0 liters.
At its launch, the 9-5 had a rather handsome exterior design, though the vehicle could be argued to have been limited by some engine issues. On the plus side, the Aisin 4-speed automatic transmission and Saab's own 5-speed manual were rather reliable.
The Aero model had some body panels that look more aggressive and a sport tuned suspension.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 21% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rather good looking
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Basic suspension setup
  • Not the best build quality
  • The wagon version looked better

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Specifications

2.0 T 185PS AT2.0T 150PS2.0T 150PS AT2.0T 185PS2.3T 170PS2.3T 170PS AT2.3T 230PS2.3T 230PS AT2.3T 250PS AT3.0 V6Aero 250PSAero 250PS AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.2 L / 7.6 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt
Engine Oil Capacity4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt4.0 L / 4.2 qt
Fuel Capacity70.0 L / 18.5 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal75.0 L / 19.8 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers5
Payload525 kg / 1157 lbs535 kg / 1179 lbs535 kg / 1179 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs510 kg / 1124 lbs510 kg / 1124 lbs570 kg / 1257 lbs570 kg / 1257 lbs570 kg / 1257 lbs430 kg / 948 lbs570 kg / 1257 lbs570 kg / 1257 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearSpring Strut
Tire Size205/65 R15185/65 R15185/65 R15205/65 R15205/65 R15, 215/55 R16205/65 R15, 215/55 R16215/55 R17215/55 R17205/65 R15205/65 R 15, 215/55 R 16225/45 R17225/45 R17

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1450 mm / 57.1 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1450 mm / 57.1 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1450 mm / 57.1 in1449 mm / 57.0 in1450 mm / 57.1 in1450 mm / 57.1 in
Size | Length4810 mm / 189.4 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4810 mm / 189.4 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4810 mm / 189.4 in4805 mm / 189.2 in4810 mm / 189.4 in4810 mm / 189.4 in
Size | Width1790 mm / 70.5 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1790 mm / 70.5 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1790 mm / 70.5 in1792 mm / 70.6 in1790 mm / 70.5 in1790 mm / 70.5 in
Track Width | Front1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in
Track Width | Rear1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1522.0 mm / 59.9 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in
Weight1575.0 kg / 3472.3 lbs1485.0 kg / 3273.9 lbs1485.0 kg / 3273.9 lbs1575.0 kg / 3472.3 lbs1510.0 kg / 3329.0 lbs1510.0 kg / 3329.0 lbs1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs1630.0 kg / 3593.5 lbs1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
Wheel Size6.5J x 15, 6.5J x 166.5J x 15, 6.5J x 166.5J x 15, 6.5J x 166.5J x 15, 6.5J x 166.5J x 15, 6.5J x 166.5J x 156.5J x 176.5J x 156.5J17 in17 in
Wheelbase2705 mm / 106.5 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2705 mm / 106.5 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2705 mm / 106.5 in2703 mm / 106.4 in2705 mm / 106.5 in2705 mm / 106.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h9.5 sec9.8 sec9.8 sec8.3 sec8.7 sec9.9 sec6.9 sec7.3 sec8.2 sec8.0 sec6.9 sec8.2 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph9.0 sec9.3 sec9.3 sec7.9 sec8.3 sec9.4 sec6.6 sec6.9 sec7.8 sec7.6 sec6.6 sec7.8 sec
Fuel Economy10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (combined) | 14.8 L/100km / 15.9 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 13.4 L/100km / 17.6 MPG (urban) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (highway)13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)15.1 L/100km / 15.6 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)15.3 L/100km / 15.4 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 15.3 L/100km / 15.4 MPG (urban) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (highway)16.3 L/100km / 14.4 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 14.8 L/100km / 15.9 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 15.3 L/100km / 15.4 MPG (urban) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed225.0 km/h / 139.8 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph225.0 km/h / 139.8 mph220.0 km/h / 136.7 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 4
EngineB205EB205EB205EB205EB235EB235EB235RB235RB235RB308iB235RB235R
Engine | Bore90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio8.8:19.3:19.3:18.8:19.3:19.3:19.3:19.3:19.3:19.5:19.3:19.3:1
Engine | Displacement2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1985.0 cc2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1985.0 cc2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1985.0 cc2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1985.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc3.0 L / 180.8 cu-in / 2962.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc2.3 L / 139.7 cu-in / 2290.0 cc
Engine | Power185.0 hp / 138.0 kW @ 5500 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5500 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5500 rpm185.0 hp / 138.0 kW @ 5500 rpm170.0 hp / 126.8 kW @ 5500 rpm170.0 hp / 126.8 kW @ 5500 rpm230.0 hp / 171.5 kW @ 5500 rpm230.0 hp / 171.5 kW @ 5500 rpm250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 5300 rpm200.0 hp / 149.1 kW @ 5000 rpm250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 5300 rpm250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 5300 rpm
Engine | Specific Output93.2 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in75.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in75.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in93.2 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in74.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in74.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in100.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in100.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in109.2 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in67.5 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in109.2 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in109.2 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke78.0 mm / 3.1 in78.0 mm / 3.1 in78.0 mm / 3.1 in78.0 mm / 3.1 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque263 Nm / 194.0 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm263 Nm / 194.0 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm310 Nm / 228.6 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears4-speed5-speed5-speed5-speed5-speed4-speed5-speed4-speed4-speed4-speed5-speed4-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomaticManualAutomaticManualManualAutomaticManualAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManualAutomatic

Production

Availability1999 ~ 20011997 ~ 20011997 ~ 20011999 ~ 20011998 ~ 20011998 ~ 20011999 ~ 20011999 ~ 20011999 ~ 20011998 ~ 20011999 ~ 20011999 ~ 2001

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