The Best Cars for 2011

The Best Cars for 2011: Saab 9-5
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Saab 9-5
Like a patient with an active lifestyle who endured a long hospital stay, the Swedish carmaker is eager to show that it is ready for competition with the Saab 9-5, the first all-new version of the model in 13 years. It comes with a top-notch suspension, crisp steering, a turbocharged engine that can take the car from 55 m.p.h. to 90 m.p.h. (about 90 km/h to 145 km/h) in an instant, a comfortable interior with a cockpit modeled on those found in airplanes, and a starting button in the center console. The new 9-5 also has a new electronic feature that uses GPS data to keep the driver informed about the speed limit on the road, placed in the middle of the instrument cluster, right next to the speedometer. Starting price is $47,600.

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