This is the 2011 Saab 9-5 turbo 4 sports sedan. I have to tell you it’s quite unique, with its ice black design both inside and out. Let’s take a look.

The 2011 Saab 9-5 turbo sedan is a product of Sweden. It gets 18 miles to the gallon in the city and 28 on the highway on premium fuel. This car comes in all wheel drive or front wheel drive. It has a six speed automatic transmission and the vehicle I test drove was $44,755.

Standard on the 9-5 was 18 inch alloy wheels, active head restraints, cornering brake control, front, side, and side curtain. It also has rear seat outboard side airbags, leather seating surfaces, heated and power seats. Other features are mirrors with memory, a cooled glove box, nine speakers audio sound system, and a tilt-sliding sunroof. The Saab has a special night panel feature and so much more. This car has many features.

As a European sedan, it’s not the German competition. But, it has a unique design, good handling and it has a good price. It competes with Audi A-6, Infiniti G37 X Sport, Buick Regal CXL, BMW 528, Volvo s-80, and Acura RL.

I really liked the new design and styling. Comfortable interior and a huge trunk, the adjustable arm rest, the airplane-style speed indicator and its tight handling features.

I didn’t like the rear headroom, as it can be a little tight and I wish it had a few more techy options.

The new Saab 2011 9-5 turbo is the best Saab ever. It offers a nice combination of Swedish flair, peppy turbocharged 4-cylinder performance and driving dynamics worthy of a Saab badge.

Remember that when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in that class and check the internet.

Courtesy of YNN/ Time Warner Cable
Aired: 9/22/2011

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