2008 Saab 9-7X

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11 reviews
Available Price Range $4,567-$10,991 Trims3 Combined MPG 14-17 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2008 Saab 9-7X

Our Take

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. De... 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


Our 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 Don't let the sleek styling fool you: With its truck-based underpinnings, outdated drivetrain and drab interior, Saab's all-wheel-drive... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 11 reviews

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

3 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

Learn More About Warranties

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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