Saab 9-4X

2011 Saab 9-4X

  • (5.0) 9 reviews
  • Available Prices: $5,164–$30,548
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 265-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 Saab 9-4X

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Saab 9-4X

What We Don't Like

  • Headroom with panoramic moonroof
  • Backseat sits too low to the ground

Notable Features

  • Saab's first small crossover
  • Shares underpinnings with Cadillac SRX
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available turbocharged V-6
  • Available adaptive suspension

2011 Saab 9-4X Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Saab's 9-4X hits dealerships after three years' buildup. Shown in concept form back in January 2008, the five-seater finally puts the Scandinavian automaker into the luxury crossover segment. The 9-4X shares underpinnings with the Cadillac SRX from onetime parent company GM. As such, competitors include everything from the Lexus RX 350 to the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK and BMW X3.

Trim levels include the V-6 3.0i and 3.0i Premium, both with front- or all-wheel drive. A turbocharged 9-4X Aero tops off the lineup. The Aero comes only with all-wheel drive.

Exterior
The 9-4X sports styling cues similar to Saab's new 9-5 sedan, complete with black window pillars and side mirrors to give the semblance of a wraparound windshield. Up front is the automaker's trademark three-portal grille, and the headlights employ blue-tinted lenses under what Saab calls its "ice-block" theme. Lower portions of the bumpers are clad in gray.

Aero versions have mesh grille inserts, fog lights, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and 20-inch alloy wheels. Xenon headlights are optional on the 3.0i Premium. Both 3.0i and 3.0i Premium trims have 18-inch alloys. A panoramic moonroof is optional across the board.

Interior
The 9-4X's dash puts a single, curling dome over the instruments and center controls. Saab's signature air vents employ a joystick-like knob for directional airflow. The three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel has standard cruise and audio controls. Vinyl seats and faux wood trim are standard. Genuine leather, heated and cooled front seats and faux carbon fiber trim are optional.

The rear seat folds in a 60/40 split, with a center pass-through for skis or other long items. Rear climate control and heated rear seats are optional. Behind the rear seats is 29.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity — ahead of the GLK's 23.3 cubic feet, and in the neighborhood of the X3 and Q5. The larger RX, meanwhile, has 40 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
The 9-4X 3.0i and 3.0i Premium have a 3.0-liter V-6 with 265 horsepower and 223 pounds-feet of torque. The Aero has a turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 with 300 hp and 295 pounds-feet of torque. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is optional on lesser trims. Both engines operate through a six-speed automatic transmission. The Aero has steering-wheel paddle shifters, as well as an adaptive suspension that can be set to varying levels of firmness.

Safety
Six airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard.

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 9 reviews

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Greatest vehicle ever

by Bubba from Shiloh pa on July 13, 2017

Want a perfect ride? Want a dependable ride? Cold air? Hot heat? Sweet ride? SAAB 9-4x If you enjoy cruising with the sunroof open or the ax on you will not regret this car ever...

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5 Trims Available

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2011 Saab 9-4X Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Saab 9-4X 3.0i

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Saab 9-4X 3.0i

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
A
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
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
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.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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