SAAB 9-5 2001 Sedan

This generation of SAAB 9-5 has been produced from September, 2001 to October, 2005. We can provide information about 12 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This SAAB is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 3.0 litres and power of from 150 to 250 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 2.2 to 3.0 litres and power of from 120 to 177 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (6 versions) gearbox.

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SAAB 9-5 2001 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.8 to 11.1 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.6 to 7.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient SAAB 9-5 2001 sedan petrol engine version is Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Aero, consuming 8.8 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient SAAB 9-5 2001 sedan diesel - Saab 9-5 2.2 TiD for 100 kilometers consumes 6.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, SAAB 9-5 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 3 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +4% for petrol engines and the same for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific SAAB 9-5 modification.

SAAB 9-5 2001 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 209 to 263 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 175 to 197 grams per kilometer. From SAAB 9-5 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Aero which produces an average of 209 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the SAAB 9-5 diesels least CO2 distributes Saab 9-5 2.2 TiD - 175 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.9 seconds has Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Aero version, conversely the tardiest one is Saab 9-5 2.2 TiD reaching this speed only in 13 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 2.3 petrol 250 hp version (Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Aero) and the 2.3 petrol 250 hp version (Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Aero).

Lenght of SAAB 9-5 is 483 cm, it is large car. For comparison - SAAB 9-5 is about 3 cm longer than Audi A6 sedan, but 1 cm shorter than BMW 5 series sedan. SAAB 9-5 gross weight is 1800 kg, which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This SAAB is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1100 €. According to user reviews, average SAAB 9-5 repair costs are 170 € per year. Users calculated SAAB 9-5 2001 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2400 € cost per year and 0.17 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 59%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 28% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of SAAB 9-5 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about SAAB 9-5 prices and costs.

In user reviews SAAB 9-5 received average grade 8.4 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.7). 86% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

SAAB 9-5 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Saab 9-5 2001 2.0 T 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 2.0 T 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 10.3 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-5 2002 2.2 TiD Apr 2002 — Oct 2005

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.2 Diesel 120 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-5 2002 2.2 TiD Aug 2002 — Oct 2005 2.2 Diesel 120 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 2.3 T 2.3 Petrol 185 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 2.3 T 2.3 Petrol 185 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-5 2003 2.3 Turbo Aug 2003 — Oct 2005 2.3 Petrol 220 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-5 2003 2.3 Turbo Aug 2003 — Oct 2005 2.3 Petrol 220 HP 10.3 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 2.3 Turbo Aero

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds
Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.3 Petrol 250 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 2.3 Turbo Aero

Most powerfull petrol version (250 HP)

2.3 Petrol 250 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 3.0 V6 T Sep 2001 — Aug 2003 3.0 Petrol 200 HP 11.1 l/100km Automatic (5)
Saab 9-5 2001 3.0 TiD

Most powerfull diesel version (177 HP)

3.0 Diesel 177 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (5)

SAAB 9-5 safety

During safety testing SAAB 9-5 has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of SAAB 9-5 is evaluated with five stars, and for pedestrian protection SAAB 9-5 got two stars.

SAAB 9-5 prices

SAAB 9-5 2001 - 2005 sedan price in Latvia is from 500 € to 2000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles SAAB 9-5 price is very low - SAAB 9-5 is approximately for 49 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2001 - 2005 prices). Despite of relatively low price SAAB 9-5 quality is above average (see below), so this SAAB can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
SAAB 9-5 2005 price 700 € 1400 € 2000 €
SAAB 9-5 2004 price 1000 € 1100 € 1400 €
SAAB 9-5 2003 price 700 € 1100 € 1600 €
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SAAB 9-5 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service SAAB 9-5 reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2004 defects were detected in an average of 4.4 percent of SAAB 9-5 of this generation (on average 1 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 5.6%.

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SAAB 9-5 2001 sedan features (options)

Percentage of SAAB 9-5 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
83%
Conditioning
68%
Adjustable steering wheel
67%
Leather upholstery
66%
Metallic paint
57%
Cruise control
55%
Heated seats
53%
Rain sensor
48%
Rear parking sensors
45%
Xenon headlights
30%
Electrically adjustable seats
26%
Dimming mirrors
19%
Ventilated seats
12%

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SAAB 9-5 reviews

Total 26 SAAB 9-5 owner reviews

SAAB 9-5 2004 Estate car/wagon Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
Review - positive and negative sides
Purchase year:2010 age of car 6 years)Owned for100`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption:8.5 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs:1200 € (~ 171 € per year)
Total car rating:
8
   male, age 44
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