Saab 9-5 Sportcombi aero

Made by the Swedish automobile brand- Saab, this 9-5 executive car is perfect for both family and corporate worlds. The Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005 is a super comfortable wagon car that was powered by gasoline making it a cost-effective choice. With newer upgrades and enhanced performance, Sportcombi was originally inspired by Saab’s older models. 

The makers made numerous changes to this variant, which included robust safety systems and novel trimming designs. Built in the Trollhättan production facility of Sweden, Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005 had several optional add-ons along with wider body colors. Let’s check out more about this utterly amazing and classy car-

Chassis & Body

  • Segment: Medium Premium
  • Body style: Hatchback
  • Chassis: Station Wagon with 5-doors
  • Seats: 5
  • Wheelbase: 2,703 mm (106.4 in)

Other Specifications

  • Engine:  Fuel System Gasoline
  • Horsepower: 185 – 250 hp
  • Transmission: Automatic/ Manual
  • Fuel Economy: 7.2 – 12.2 (City and Highway combined)
  • Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Torque: 207 – 258 ft-lb

Safer & Comfier: Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005

Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005 was known for its safety and comfort features. It is one of the first cars in production that rendered asymmetrical turbocharging and ventilated seats with a 3.0L V6 engine. It also has the 9-5 basic Saab’s Active Head Restraints (SAHR); the positioning for these was raised higher to prevent injury in case of a rear collision.

The company was able to secure awards in the UK, Australia, and Denmark for their high-tech safety measures that were equipped in this car. Furthermore, the car also had comprehensive side-panel protection against a crash. The car came with several additional features and other add-ons.

The manufacturers provided cassette decks, CD changers, and satellite navigation built-in on the dashboards. However, the phone kits, which were installed from the factory, were made optional for the buyers. And another catchy feature of this car, that attracted the most attention, was its leather upholstery.

It connected the car to its predecessors while giving out a futuristic vibe to the user. The headlights consisted of Halogen beams for low light and Xenon or Halogen for main. Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005 also had fog lights on the front end of the car. With adequate service intervals, this car was an affordable and effective solution for all family needs. 

9-5 Sportcombi 2005 has a turbocharged variant called Aero. It has got low-height sport chassis, memory seats for the driver, leather seats, rear park assistance, instrument panel with a metallic finish, and so much more. The list for this striking version is long.

The Aero version has 17-inch alloy wheels that give out a sporty look and added 9 speakers with Harman-Kardon audio systems top this look. The convenient back seats have a collapsible feature to give access to the large trunk storage and the conventional side mirrors have an auto-dimming feature. Few other features include an integrated body kit, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and exhaust tailpipe with bright-finish.

In Aero Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005, the design and structure of the grille, bumper, and headlights were tweaked slightly to make the car look even trendier. With strong engine configuration, this version rendered better performance than any of its forerunners. This also has the most powerful engines in any of Saab’s 9-5 series with a top speed of 245 km/h; it has a 240-250 horsepower engine.

More about the “Aero” version of Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005

After its first launch in 2000, the 9-5 Aero was also called “HOT Aero” in its early years; crediting to its sportiest look and outdoing performance. With a 4-cylinder inline engine, Aero Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005 had an extensive torque and beat several luxury executive cars back then. 

After 2005, the vehicle sported the standard engine with sturdy trims and came with more new upgrades like electronic stability control and anti-locking braking systems. This version was continued until the brand discontinued its production. However, it saw an upgrade in the 2007 production sequence, after the Aero badge was added on the trunk lids as well. 

Also, the “Anniversary” wheels, sport-tuned chassis, and 2-tone leather interior were special about the later models. While rest other features and designing were kept the same as before. Interested buyers just have to use this information to identify whether Sportcombi 9-5 Aero is before 2007 or not.

Based on Buyer Reviews


  • Utmost Comfort & Dependable Performance
  • Ideal for Fuel Economy
  • Amazing Interior and Exterior Design
  • Sporty-look wagon 
  • Spare parts available easily 


  • Misses out on Automatic glare 
  • Navigator Package can be skipped 
  • Manual Adjusting of few features

Final Verdict 

Overall, Saab 9-5 Sportcombi 2005 is a functional and serviceable wagon-style vehicle that can be used as a family car. During its early stages, Sportcombi was used by multiple police departments for patrolling. A few of these areas included Sweden, United Kingdom, Aspen, etc. Mostly they used the Aero version of this series, however, they were replaced by more latest and performing models from Volvo and Ford. 

9-5 Sportcombi still is an affordable and more reliable substitute for the expensive and high-maintenance sedans or wagons. With a high value for investment, Saab designed this car to perform. Its capacious space, ample storage, and fuel economy make this car perfect for the long run. The easy control on the steering and multiple safety features of the car supplement its effectiveness for family use. This car showcases the amazing and inspiring design of the 2000s and is worth a shot!

The tribute made by DNA collectibles in 1/18 scale reflects perfectly the real car so if you’re looking for a replica car of your beloved Saab 9-5 aero Sportcombi, it’s right here!

Please also have a look at this video showing you the car in red

3 replies on “Saab 9-5 Sportcombi Aero 2005

  • Andrew Marsh

    An excellent choice of model. The 9-5 programme had it’s firsat facelift for MY2001, which would have been the prelude to an all new model – which got cancelled in 2002. So, the 9-5 got further faclifts, including the Fiat 1.9l JTD engine to replace the Opel 2.2l turbo diesel. It was off the pace by 2005, but still a great car. Certainly this model has captured the proportions as well as the details.

    • DNA Collectibles

      Dear Andrew, thank you very much for your contribution to our article. It’s a great car indeed, and you seem to know a lot about it, thanks for sharing your knowledge. Kind regards


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