2005 Saab 9-2X

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Key Specs
Our Take
Safety & Recalls
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Key Specs

of the 2005 Saab 9‑2X. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance of Aero model
  • Handling and maneuverability
  • Proven basic structure
  • Ride comfort
  • Seat support

The Bad

  • Performance of Linear model
  • Engine noise in Linear model
  • Seat-bottom comfort

Notable Features of the 2005 Saab 9-2X

  • Linear and Aero editions
  • 165-hp and 227-hp &quot
  • boxer&quot
  • engines
  • Standard AWD
  • European styling cues

2005 9-2X Video

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Latest 2005 9-2X Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value For The Money

What Drivers Are Saying


Solid Transport for around city and distance trave

by Half Pint from Lakewood, CA on May 1, 2018

Exceeds my needs.....great visibility...solid feel ..... a pleasurable drive for work and play, has room for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids....wagon style has plenty of cargo space with seats folded ... Read full review


No complaints

by vpk from Poughquag, NY on August 18, 2017

I could not have had a better experience with my first car. It was a 2005 9-2x aero 2.0. Reliable, comfortable, decent looking, decent mpgs, and cheap to buy! Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2005 Saab 9-2X currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Saab 9-2X has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 9-2X received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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