2000 Saab 9-5 Overview


Looking for a Used 9-5 in your area?

CarGurus has 447 nationwide 9-5 listings starting at $1,900.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



9 national listings
2.3T Wagon
2 national listings
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $3,608
Aero Wagon
Gary Fisher Edition
4 national listings
SE V6 Wagon
1 national listing

Saab 9-5 Experts

#1 Adrian McCabe
Adrian McCabe
Reputation 130
#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 130
#3 Philip Lambert
Philip Lambert
Reputation 110
View All

Have you driven a 2000 Saab 9-5?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 19 reviews

2000my Saab 95 Aero Estate by Matt
 — Come on! Vikings, Swedish blondes, long legs, tans, free love, 24 hour day light, design, style, beautiful country, plus Eric Carlsson... SAAB's own home bred rally champion (see 1960's and 1970's ... Read More
If You Can See Past The Bland Exterior, Amazing In Every Other Asset by Kyle
 — Overall one of the best cars I have ever driven. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for performance is in the handling dept. But what can you expect from a 4-door saloon? I haven't had any iss... Read More
Amazing Performance by Brian
 — in standard form it is fast, but if you get an ecu upgrade it is even better. mid range acceleration is mind blowing as the 2.3 turbo engine is a real beast when you want power from it. add a spoiler ... Read More

2000 Saab 9-5 Overview

Overall User Score

4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.35

Based on 19 reviews

2000 Saab 9-5

Saab's upscale 9-5 sedan entered its second year of production in 2000. A new Aero trim was added to the lineup this year, available in both sedan and wagon body styles. The Gary Fisher trim is new for the 9-5 wagon this year, and the SE style is now offered with a V-6 power plant.

The 9-5 model lineup includes four wagons and three sedans.  The wagon is available in Base, SE, Aero and Gary Fisher trims.  Sedan styles are the same, minus the Gary Fisher.  Traction control and a sunroof are now standard on all variants.

There are two 9-5 engines; a 2.3 liter inline four and a 3.0 liter V-6.  Both are turbocharged.  The 2.3 liter inline four generates 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.  This engine is found under the hood of all non-SE models, and can be paired with either a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic.  Fuel economy is estimated at 20/28 mpg with the manual and 18/24 mpg with the automatic.  

The SE sedans and wagons house a 3.0 liter turbocharged V-6-good for 200 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque.  This engine is only available with a four-speed automatic transmission, and the EPA estimate is 18/26 mpg.

The 9-5 quickly won acclaim for its unique interior styling, which is intended to be reminiscent of a jet's cockpit.  Owners have found the cabin to be spacious, ergonomically friendly, and luxurious. On the outside the 9-5 is not as striking, but the overall presentation is certainly sleek and aerodynamic enough.  Drivers have expressed great satisfaction with the 9-5's handling and performance, but considerable turbo lag hurts the 0-60 mph sprint. Common complaints have been directed at the frequency and cost of service, the quality of dealer service and unreliable electronics.


What's your take on the 2000 Saab 9-5?

People researching a 2000 Saab 9-5 contacted a dealer about

2000 Saab 9-5 2.3T, See on auto., exterior
Saab 9-5
19% of the time
Saab 9-3
8% of the time
BMW 5 Series
5% of the time
Volkswagen Passat
5% of the time
Looking for a Used 9-5 in your area?
CarGurus has 447 nationwide 9-5 listings starting at $1,900.

Saab 9-5 Questions


2000 Saab 95

I just bought a 2000 saab 95, it Runs a little rough I think it just need a tune up, but every time when I try to start it in the morning it shuts off immidiatly unless I have my foot on the gas t...

2 views with no answers yet

2000 Saab 95 Periodically Engine Runs On 3 Cylinders.

Engine started to run on 3 cylinders . It would run perfect for a few miles and then run on three sometimes it would only do it for 20 miles and then maybe 10 miles. Engine light was on solid prior ...

38 views with 6 answers (last answer about a month ago)

My Saab Cuts Out Then Wont Start, If Left For About 45 Min It Starts Again....

What is wrong with my saab, it cuts out when driving or sitting, it then wont start, if i leave the car for about 30 45 mins it will then start again, but when it cuts out again i have to go thru th...

1,281 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

Remove And Replace Rear Vent Window

rear vent window is broken (small window in rear passenger door) and i was wondering where to find removal and replacment instructions?

1,536 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

What Is Causing The Check Engine Light To Come On

I have replaced the DI Cassette, Plugs and the Crankshaft sensor. I am still getting a CEL when RPM is above 2400. Any suggestions?

1,310 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)