2008 Saab Ratings, Reviews and Awards

2008 gave Saab a whole new lease on life, or so it seemed at first. The Swedish automaker, now owned by General Motors, made more than 2,000 changes and updates to its compact 9-3 series. The majority of the updates were "under the hood," meaning they wouldn't be obvious to the casual driver. One of the new updates was the introduction of the Cross-Wheel Drive (XWD) feature, a sort of all-wheel drive. Many of the new changes to the 9-3 for 2008 were inspired by Saab's Aero X concept car. Looks wise, the 2008 Saab 9-3 had restyled headlamps, a redesigned face and rain-seeking windshield wipers. Nearly three-quarters of the 9-3's body panels were completely new for 2008. Inside the car, the design is decidedly sporty, with black upholstery and a large odometer. Additional options included a moonroof and a DVD-controlled navigation system.
2008 Saab models
9-3
$29,190 - $46,385
MSRP
20 - 24 MPG
COMBINED
$29,190 - $46,385
MSRP
20 - 24 MPG
COMBINED
9-5
$38,460 - $40,845
MSRP
21 MPG
COMBINED
$38,460 - $40,845
MSRP
21 MPG
COMBINED
9-7X
$41,145 - $47,275
MSRP
14 - 17 MPG
COMBINED
$41,145 - $47,275
MSRP
14 - 17 MPG
COMBINED
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