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2011 Saab 9-5 Do Your Own Thing>

There are lots of great European mid-sized luxury cars from which to choose. But not all women want to conform to the status quo. Some of us have our own unique sense of style and want to do our own thing. If that’s how you feel about cars…the 2011 Saab 9-5 would look good on you.

In the case of this hunky sports sedan, you won’t have to sacrifice comfort, prestige, safety or performance. The Saab 9-5 manages to check all the boxes on your Euro-luxury list. And it does so with a quirky, yet elegant touch that only a Swedish automaker can. If you’re a music buff, the optional (and amazing) Bose surround-sound system is a must.

The new 9-5 is rich with standard features and amenities, starting with the high quality materials and trims throughout the cabin. The driver and front passenger are treated to some of the best front seats in the mid-size luxury class, and the back seat affords plenty of legroom for your tall, beautiful friends. The 9-5’s dual-zone climate control keeps everybody cool (or warm) according to individual preferences, and there’s plenty of room in the boot to absorb major shopping runs — to Kohl’s, Dillard’s, Sears or Tiffany’s.

Beneath its distinctive, designer-like lines, the 2011 9-5 is coupled to a sporty chassis capable of translating all the nuances of the road into precise and responsive driving experiences. Take your girlfriends or the new guy in your life on a ski trip, and you’ll appreciate how the 9-5’s sport-tuned suspension smoothes out the dips and bumps and hug the curves. Saab’s optional all-wheel-drive system is great at keeping the vehicle intimately in touch with the pavement in changing road conditions.

The Saab 9-5 is available with two high-tech engines: Choose either a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, or a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6. The four-cylinder produces 220 horsepower and is offered only with the front-wheel-drive model. The larger engine gives you ready access to 300 horses, and is available only with Saab’s XWD all-wheel-drive system. The 2.0-liter turbo delivers a combined city/highway rate of 25 miles per gallon, while the Turbo V6 achieves a combined 20 miles per gallon.

Safety is a hallmark of Swedish engineered automobiles, and the 9-5 is a solid example: side-curtain bags, front and rear side bags, and a third-generation active head restraint system. The 2011 Saab 9-5 has been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and named a Top Safety Pick. For more information on pricing, trim levels, options and availability click here…and exercise your individuality!