2008 Saab 9-7X Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$40,400-$46,530
$37,572-$43,273
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What Changed for 2008:

  • 6.0-liter V-8 engine with 390 hp

  • Automatic all-wheel drive (AWD), anti-lock brakes (ABS) and stability control standard

  • Standard leather seats, power moonroof

  • Standard OnStar with one-year Turn-by-Turn Navigation

  • Standard XM satellite radio

  • Optional 18-inch polished aluminum wheels

  • Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system

  • Optional navigation system

  • Aero model has exclusive Carbon Flash exterior color
Overview
Saab's 2008 9-7X 4-door, 5-passenger, AWD SUV returns as carryover from the 2007 model. Introduced in 2006, the 9-7X benefits from the newly available 6.0-liter, small-block V-8 engine in the Aero model that pumps out 390 hp. Saab claims the 9-7X's V-8 engine enables the vehicle to go from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds. It's the fastest Saab available today, according to the maker. All 2008 9-7X models include the Saab 5-year/100,000-mile warranty with no deductible.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Saab 9-7X is available in three models-4.2i, 5.3i and Aero-all with automatic AWD, 4-speed automatic transmission, standard 4-wheel ABS, stability control, and tire-pressure-monitoring system. The 4.2i has a 4.2-liter, 285-hp 6-cylinder engine; tuned sport suspension; leather seats with heated front seats; power moonroof; 18-inch, 12-spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires; OnStar with one year of Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Directions & Connections plans; and XM satellite radio (three months free). The 5.3i has the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, and adds 18-inch, 6-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires and Xenon headlamps with washers. The Aero includes the 6.0-liter V-8 engine; heavy-duty, electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission; AWD with torque-based center differential; and exclusive standard Carbon Flash exterior color.

Options on the 2008 Saab 9-7X include 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, metallic paint, DVD rear-seat entertainment system, and a navigation system.

Powertrain
The 2008 Saab 9-7X is powered by three different engines, depending on model chosen. The 4.2i has the 4.2-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 hp at 6000 rpm and 277 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. The 5.3i has the 5.3-liter V-8 engine generating 300 hp at 5200 rpm and 330 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The Aero has the 6.0-liter, small-block V-8 engine with cold air induction that pumps out 390 hp at 6000 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Automatic AWD, stability control, rear air-suspension system with load-leveling, ABS, and tire-pressure-monitoring system are standard. Aero adds AWD with torque-based center differential. EPA fuel economy for the 4.2 is 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway, for the 5.3 it's 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway, and the 6.0 gets an estimated 12 mpg city/16 mpg highway.

Safety
Safety features on the 2008 Saab 9-7X include dual-stage frontal air bags for driver and front passenger; head curtain side air bags with rollover sensor; 3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pre-tensioners; Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats; rear door child security locks; theft-deterrent system; tire-pressure-monitoring system, ABS, and traction control. In addition, OnStar one-year Turn-by-Turn Navigation, emergency services, and Hands-Free Calling are included as standard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 9-7X receives a 3-star rating for driver front crash protection and a 4-star rating for front passenger protection in frontal impacts. In NHTSA side-impact tests, the 9-7X receives a 5-star rating for both the front and rear seats. The 9-7X receives a 4-star rating for rollover resistance.

Technology
An AM/FM, 6-speaker, Bose sound system is standard on the 2008 Saab 9-7X. Options include a 6-disc in-dash CD changer, DVD rear-entertainment system with MP3 capability, and an in-dash DVD-based navigation system (replacing the 6-disc CD changer). Also included are three months free XM satellite radio, driver information center, rear-seat audio controls, and one year of OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

What Changed for 2008:

  • 6.0-liter V-8 engine with 390 hp

  • Automatic all-wheel drive (AWD), anti-lock brakes (ABS) and stability control standard

  • Standard leather seats, power moonroof

  • Standard OnStar with one-year Turn-by-Turn Navigation

  • Standard XM satellite radio

  • Optional 18-inch polished aluminum wheels

  • Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system

  • Optional navigation system

  • Aero model has exclusive Carbon Flash exterior color
Overview
Saab's 2008 9-7X 4-door, 5-passenger, AWD SUV returns as carryover from the 2007 model. Introduced in 2006, the 9-7X benefits from the newly available 6.0-liter, small-block V-8 engine in the Aero model that pumps out 390 hp. Saab claims the 9-7X's V-8 engine enables the vehicle to go from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds. It's the fastest Saab available today, according to the maker. All 2008 9-7X models include the Saab 5-year/100,000-mile warranty with no deductible.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Saab 9-7X is available in three models-4.2i, 5.3i and Aero-all with automatic AWD, 4-speed automatic transmission, standard 4-wheel ABS, stability control, and tire-pressure-monitoring system. The 4.2i has a 4.2-liter, 285-hp 6-cylinder engine; tuned sport suspension; leather seats with heated front seats; power moonroof; 18-inch, 12-spoke alloy wheels and all-season tires; OnStar with one year of Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Directions & Connections plans; and XM satellite radio (three months free). The 5.3i has the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, and adds 18-inch, 6-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires and Xenon headlamps with washers. The Aero includes the 6.0-liter V-8 engine; heavy-duty, electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission; AWD with torque-based center differential; and exclusive standard Carbon Flash exterior color.

Options on the 2008 Saab 9-7X include 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, metallic paint, DVD rear-seat entertainment system, and a navigation system.

Powertrain
The 2008 Saab 9-7X is powered by three different engines, depending on model chosen. The 4.2i has the 4.2-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 hp at 6000 rpm and 277 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. The 5.3i has the 5.3-liter V-8 engine generating 300 hp at 5200 rpm and 330 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The Aero has the 6.0-liter, small-block V-8 engine with cold air induction that pumps out 390 hp at 6000 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Automatic AWD, stability control, rear air-suspension system with load-leveling, ABS, and tire-pressure-monitoring system are standard. Aero adds AWD with torque-based center differential. EPA fuel economy for the 4.2 is 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway, for the 5.3 it's 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway, and the 6.0 gets an estimated 12 mpg city/16 mpg highway.

Safety
Safety features on the 2008 Saab 9-7X include dual-stage frontal air bags for driver and front passenger; head curtain side air bags with rollover sensor; 3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pre-tensioners; Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats; rear door child security locks; theft-deterrent system; tire-pressure-monitoring system, ABS, and traction control. In addition, OnStar one-year Turn-by-Turn Navigation, emergency services, and Hands-Free Calling are included as standard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 9-7X receives a 3-star rating for driver front crash protection and a 4-star rating for front passenger protection in frontal impacts. In NHTSA side-impact tests, the 9-7X receives a 5-star rating for both the front and rear seats. The 9-7X receives a 4-star rating for rollover resistance.

Technology
An AM/FM, 6-speaker, Bose sound system is standard on the 2008 Saab 9-7X. Options include a 6-disc in-dash CD changer, DVD rear-entertainment system with MP3 capability, and an in-dash DVD-based navigation system (replacing the 6-disc CD changer). Also included are three months free XM satellite radio, driver information center, rear-seat audio controls, and one year of OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
Available Trims for the 2008 Saab 9-7X
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4.2i (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40400.00 Engine 4.2L/256 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name 5.3i (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42770.00 Engine 5.3L/325 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name Aero (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 46530.00 Engine 6.0L/364 City/Hwy MPG 12/16

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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating, 8-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters, driver power lumbar control and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed with French seam contrast stitching
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger, include separate controls for seatback and seat cushion
  • Seat adjuster, 8-way power front passenger with power lumbar control
  • Memory Package, 2-position memory for driver seat
  • Seats, rear split-folding
  • Armrests, driver and passenger doors, padded
  • Console, center includes CD storage and mounted ignition
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted front and rear, removable
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim with mounted audio and Driver Information Center controls, includes theft-deterrent locking feature
  • Driver Information Center, monitors different systems, includes trip computer, fluid levels and door ajar
  • Instrumentation, Metallic-framed
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure, tachometer, liftgate ajar, warning light for safety belt, ABS/parking brake, directional hazard signals and high beam
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver safety belt unfasten and turn signal on
  • Convenience Package, power windows and door locks, programmable with lighted switches, driver and front passenger Express-Down windows, power rear glass release and rear-window wiper/washer
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable, that unlock when vehicle is shifted into "Park" and lockout protection
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSlock
  • Antenna, combined OnStar/XM Satellite Radio, Tri-band
  • Driver Convenience Package, includes (CJ2) dual-zone automatic air conditioning, (DD7) inside rearview mirror with compass, (STW) leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, (UK6) rear audio controls and (U68) Driver Information Center
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and outside temperature display
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Heater and defogger, includes front and side window defoggers and rear passenger heating ducts
  • Glovebox, passenger-side of instrument panel
  • Cup holders, 1 on floor console, 1 9-5 style in instrument panel
  • Cup holders, 2 in the second row
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary in front bottom of instrument panel, 1 in rear of center console, covered, 12-volt
  • Trim, wood-effect
  • Door trim, integral armrests and driver- and front passenger-side map pockets
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass display
  • Console, overhead custom
  • Visors, padded driver and passenger with illuminated vanity mirrors, color-keyed with cloth trim and sliding feature
  • Assist handle, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior perimeter with theater dimming, cargo compartment, door-and tailgate-activated switches, illuminated entry and exit feature and rear map lights
  • Trim, leather-trimmed gear shift knob/lever and handbrake
  • Cargo tie downs, 5 in-floor Chrome tie downs located in the rear compartment
  • Cargo shade, rear retractable, color-keyed and removable
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating, "Aero" embroidered, 8-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters, driver power lumbar control, adjustable outboard head restraints and storage pocket
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted front and rear, removable (Includes "Aero" embossed on driver and passenger floormats.)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4-18" (45.7 cm) 12-spoke, Aluminum with wheel caps
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) full-size spare steel wheel, located at rear underbody of vehicle
  • Tires, P255/55R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, full-size spare P255/60R17 106H blackwall
  • Sunroof, power and tilt-sliding with express-open and wind deflector
  • Luggage rack, roof-mounted with chrome side rails
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color, rear step includes pad
  • Grille, body-color with bright trim, molded plastic and SAAB insignia
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and includes flash-to-pass feature
  • Fog lamps, front round halogen
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep tinted (all windows except light tinted glass on windshield and driver-and front passenger side glass)
  • Wipers, front intermittent with pulse washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • License plate bracket, front, includes a cover for states where a front license plate is not required
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Body configuration, liftgate with liftglass
  • Quiet Package with strategically placed elements of sound insulation
  • Wheels, 4-18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 6-spoke, Aluminum with wheel caps
  • Headlamps, Xenon with high-intensity discharge
  • Headlamp washers
  • Wheels, 4 - 20" x 8" (50.8 cm x 20.3 cm) 6-spoke polished aluminum, includes center cap and steel spare
  • Tires, P255/50R20 V-rated all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, full-size spare P245/65R17, blackwall
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Vortec 4.2L I6 SFI with transmission oil cooler (285 hp [212.5 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 276 lb-ft of torque [372.6 Nm] @ 4600 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Transfer case, AWD active automatic system
  • Differential, limited slip, heavy-duty rear
  • Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 150 amps
  • GVWR, 6001 lbs. (2722 kg)
  • Suspension Package, Saab-tuned Sport, includes 1.81" (46 mm) high-pressure gas shocks, front and rear urethane jounce bumpers and front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Suspension, rear, load-leveling, includes air compressor in rear compartment and inflator kit
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness plus CHMSL wire and heavy-duty flasher (4-wire harness on Aero)
  • Trailer hitch receiver cover
  • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
  • Steering, power
  • Exhaust, large bright-finished tip
  • Tools, mechanical jack and wheel wrench
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI with Active Fuel Management (300 hp [223.7 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 321 lb-ft of toque [433.4 Nm] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Alternator, 145 amps
  • Engine, 6.0L V8 SFI (390 hp [290.8 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 400 lb-ft of torque [540 N-m] @ 4000) (Not SAE certified)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, super-duty
  • Transfer case, AWD Torsen single-speed with torque-based differential
  • Rear axle, 4.10 ratio
PACKAGE
  • Prestige Package, includes (JF4) power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, (TT6) Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and (CE4) headlamp washers
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Steering column, Tilt-wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Rem
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety eat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System, (front passenger air bag status indicated on inside rearview mirror)
  • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safe when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Horn, dual-note high and low
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock and 6 speakers (May be upgraded to (UA4) AM/FM stereo with CD player and DVD-touch-screen navigation radio.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium speaker system
  • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks (headphones not included)
  • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

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