Best Bet
(4.4) 5 reviews
MSRP: $4,595$11,095
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 24-25
Engine: 173-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Saab 9-2X

Our Take on the 2006 Saab 9-2X

Our Take

Introduced for 2005, the compact 9-2X sport wagon bears a distinct family resemblance to other Saab models, but much of the basic structure and all-wheel-drive powertrain comes from Subaru. The 9-2X is related to Subaru's Impreza series.For 2006, the 2.5i (formerly Linear) version of the 9-2... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seat-bottom comfort

Notable Features

  • 173-hp or 230-hp &quot
  • boxer&quot
  • engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard AWD
  • European styling cues

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

It was a birth that raised eyebrows among the extended families involved, even though they're half a world apart: ''The Saab and Subaru families are pleased to introduce a new arrival: The 2006 Saab 9-2X."Imagine the reaction.''Hmmm. It doesn't drive like anything from our family," said the relatives from Sweden. ''And look, it doesn't even have the ... Read full review for the 2006 Saab 9 2 X

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 5 reviews

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Lots of great features in a compact wagon

by Elsa from Rochester, NY on May 16, 2006

The Saab 9-2x is a really fun car to drive. The 4WD makes winter driving a snap and handles really well on snow and ice. Since it is 4WD, the gas mileage could be better, but overall it's pretty compa... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Saab 9-2X 2.5i

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Saab 9-2X 2.5i

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
A
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Saab 9-2X 2.5i

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Saab 9-2X 2.5i

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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