2011 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
vs. 2012 Audi
R8 GT

2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4

9.2

starting from

$39,350

Reasons to buy the Saab 9-5 Turbo4

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Quite expensive
$39,350
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
2012 Audi R8 GT

8.4

Runner-up

Audi R8 GT

starting from

$198,050

Reasons to buy the Audi R8 GT

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Quite powerful
560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Navigation system
Standard
Cost 6.9 vs 10.0
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Winner: 9-5 Turbo4
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  • The best price we've seen is $158,700 cheaper (5x less), $39,350 vs $198,050
  • Gets more than 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 13 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2012 Audi R8 GT Winner: R8 GT
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the R8 GT; not available on the 9-5 Turbo4
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 8.4 vs 9.2

Cost

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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MSRP $198,050 vs $39,350 The 9-5 Turbo4 has a reasonable price, while the R8 GT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 20 mpg The 9-5 Turbo4 has OK city mileage, while the R8 GT is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

Audi
R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the R8 GT; not available on the 9-5 Turbo4
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Audi
R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Audi
R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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Horsepower 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 220 HP @ 5,300 RPM The R8 GT is very powerful, while the 9-5 Turbo4 is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the R8 GT's semi-automatic transmission and the 9-5 Turbo4's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The 9-5 Turbo4's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.0 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The R8 GT's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the 9-5 Turbo4 is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 37.1 ft

Practicality

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R8 GT
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2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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Passengers 2 vs 5 The 9-5 Turbo4 has the usual number of seats, while the R8 GT has very few
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Highway driving range 376 miles vs 611 miles The 9-5 Turbo4 gets fantastic distance, but the R8 GT is very limited
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Cargo space Unknown vs 18.2 ft3
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front seats Unknown vs 52.9 ft3
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The 9-5 Turbo4's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the R8 GT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the 9-5 Turbo4, but the R8 GT's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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R8 GT
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2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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0-60 mph 3.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 100 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 11.6 s @ 122 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 1 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Audi
R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Saab
9-5 Turbo4
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 6 The 9-5 Turbo4 has a good number of airbags, but the R8 GT does not (missing Rear Side, Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the 9-5 Turbo4; optional upgrade on the R8 GT
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

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R8 GT
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9-5 Turbo4
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Number of speakers 7 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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