The Saab 9-5 comes as a sedan and station wagon. It was revised for 2002 and offers plenty of utility, safety and comfortably fast driving over all sorts of roads. However, the 9-5 has Saab’s oldest design and is not as refined as some competitors. On the other hand, it doesn’t feel especially dated. It looks sleek and is very fast.
The all-new Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon goes one step further with the functional back end as well as a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch light alloy wheels, an Aero-specific styling package and more. Its performance character is complemented by sporty exterior and interior styling changes, including flared rocker panels, a front chin spoiler, a rear valance and a sport steering wheel.
The Saab 9-5 Wagon accommodates both needs by providing performance, exceptional safety, and flexible cargo capacity. An aircraft-inspired CargoTracks(TM) metal load rail system allows owners to transport everything from pets to heavy, oversized packages - all securable with one-grip locks and special belts. A broad range of accessories, like cages, dividers, nets, cargo guards and other securing mechanisms, make the CargoTrack system an extremely flexible transport feature. An optional sliding load floor, able to accommodate up to 440 pounds and extendable to almost 20 inches, makes the loading of very heavy objects easy.
The Saab Aero Wagon handled the trip to Minnesota with aplomb, and with the largest contingent of Swedes in the country living there, it seemed right at home. It almost seemed to be longing for a little snow and ice to challenge it, but we’ll leave that for others to test. With the tight cabin and seats that both heat and cool, the Aero wagon is ready for anything this country can throw at it.