• (4.4) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,022$13,078
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 285-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2008 Saab 9-7X

Our Take on the 2008 Saab 9-7X

The Saab 9-7X debuted in 2005, giving the automaker an entry into the luxury SUV fold. It's structurally related to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy and is built in Ohio, not Sweden. Despite those underpinnings, GM aims its 9-7X at upmarket SUVs such as the Volvo XC90 and Volkswagen T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride on rougher pavement
  • Dated styling
  • Gas mileage
  • Six-cylinder noisier than V-8

Notable Features

  • Six-cylinder or V-8 power
  • Standard AWD
  • Electronic stability system
  • Seats five

2008 Saab 9-7X Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2007 about the 2007 Saab 9-7X. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Don't let the sleek styling fool you: With its truck-based underpinnings, outdated drivetrain and drab interior, Saab's all-wheel-driv... Read full review for the 2008 Saab 9 7 X

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 12 reviews

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My favorite suv ever !!!

by Rosie from Raleigh,NC on May 4, 2010

I shopped many different models and makes of suvs before choosing the Saab. It is extremely comfortable, holds all my "stuff " and handles like a dream. The downside are the poorly constructed cup ho... Read Full Review

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2008 Saab 9-7X Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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