SAAB 9-3 2007 vs SAAB 9-5 2005

SAAB 9-3
2007 - 2010
SAAB 9-5
2005 - 2010
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 175 HP150 HP
Torque: 265 NM240 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.8 seconds10.2 seconds
SAAB 9-3 is more dynamic to drive.
SAAB 9-3 engine produces 25 HP more power than SAAB 9-5, whereas torque is 25 NM more than SAAB 9-5. Thanks to more power SAAB 9-3 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.39.2
Real fuel consumption: 9.0 l/100km10.1 l/100km
The SAAB 9-3 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification SAAB 9-3 consumes 0.9 litres less fuel per 100 km than the SAAB 9-5, which means that by driving the SAAB 9-3 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 135 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, SAAB 9-3 consumes 1.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the SAAB 9-5.
Fuel tank capacity: 58 litres75 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 690 km in combined cycle810 km in combined cycle
640 km with real consumption740 km with real consumption
SAAB 9-5 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 400'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a SAAB 9-3 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 10 years11 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carUsed also on SAAB 9-3
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. SAAB 9-5 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.67 m4.84 m
Width: 1.76 m1.79 m
Height: 1.50 m1.46 m
SAAB 9-3 is smaller, but slightly higher.
SAAB 9-3 is 17 cm shorter than the SAAB 9-5, 3 cm narrower, while the height of SAAB 9-3 is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 419 litres416 litres
SAAB 9-3 has 3 litres more trunk space than the SAAB 9-5.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.8 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`6001`800
Safety: no data
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Average price (€): 26002200
Rating in user reviews: 9.5/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: SAAB 9-3 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • higher ratings in user reviews
SAAB 9-5 has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • lower price
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