SAAB 9-5 2005 vs Volkswagen Passat 2005

SAAB 9-5
2005 - 2010
Volkswagen Passat
2005 - 2010
Gearbox: ManualAutomatic
Engine: 1.9 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 150 HP140 HP
Torque: 320 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.7 seconds7.1 seconds
SAAB 9-5 engine produces 10 HP more power than Volkswagen Passat, the torque is the same for both cars. Despite the higher power, SAAB 9-5 reaches 100 km/h speed 3.6 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.76.5
Real fuel consumption: 6.4 l/100km6.8 l/100km
The SAAB 9-5 is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification SAAB 9-5 consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Passat, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the SAAB 9-5 could require 30 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, SAAB 9-5 consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Passat.
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1110 km in combined cycle1070 km in combined cycle
1170 km with real consumption1020 km with real consumption


Length: 4.84 m4.77 m
Width: 1.79 m1.82 m
Height: 1.46 m1.52 m
SAAB 9-5 is 7 cm longer than the Volkswagen Passat, 3 cm narrower, while the height of SAAB 9-5 is 6 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 416 litres603 litres
Volkswagen Passat has more luggage space.
Despite its longer length, SAAB 9-5 has 187 litres less trunk space than the Volkswagen Passat. This could mean that the SAAB 9-5 uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters11.4 meters
The turning circle of the SAAB 9-5 is 0.6 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Passat, which means SAAB 9-5 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8001`800
Quality: no data
Average price (€): 22002200
Rating in user reviews: 8.0/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: SAAB 9-5 has
  • more power
  • better manoeuvrability
Volkswagen Passat has
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
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