• (4.4) 10 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $3,014–$13,306
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 285-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2009 Saab 9-7X

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Saab 9-7X

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

2009 Saab 9-7X Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Saab's five-seat 9-7X is structurally related to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy, and it competes with other upmarket SUVs such as the Volvo XC90 and Volkswagen Touareg 2. The 9-7X is available in 4.2i, 5.3i and Aero trim levels.

New for 2009
There are no significant changes for the 2009 Saab 9-7X.

Saab's traditional three-port grille sits up front, and the company says the 9-7X doesn't have any protruding shapes and forms, resulting in a clean, uninterrupted appearance. Built on a 113-inch wheelbase, the 9-7X is 193.2 inches long overall, 75.4 inches wide and 68.5 inches tall. It is close to the XC90 and the Touareg 2 in both width and height, but it is the longest by nearly 4 inches.

  • Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Optional dealer-installed side-assist steps are black with chrome-plated edges
  • 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on Aero model

Five people fit inside the full-size 9-7X. Saab's styling cues include a distinct instrument panel and components that hail from the automaker's 9-5 sedan and wagon. Cargo space totals 39.8 cubic feet with the 65/35-split rear seat up, and 80.1 cubic feet with that seat folded.
  • Standard leather-trimmed, heated front seats
  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Standard Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Standard Bose 275-watt audio system with six speakers
  • Standard XM Satellite Radio
  • Optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system
  • Altitude Edition offered on 4.2i and 5.3i models includes DVD touch-screen navigation radio

Under the Hood
Three engines are available for the 9-7X: an inline-six-cylinder and two V-8s. The 5.3-liter V-8 comes equipped with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology, which disables half the cylinders when they're not needed. All engines team with a four-speed automatic transmission. Aero models feature a sport-tuned suspension and upgraded tires and brakes.
  • 285-horsepower, 4.2-liter inline-six with 276 pounds-feet of torque
  • 300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with 321 pounds-feet of torque
  • 390-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 400 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Properly equipped models can tow up to 6,500 pounds

Standard OnStar automatically notifies emergency personnel in the event of a crash severe enough to deploy an airbag.
  • Electronic stability system
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Side curtain airbags with rollover-sensing system
  • Front seat belt pretensioners

Consumer Reviews


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by All SUV's, All V8's from mn on July 16, 2013

So I've had a fully loaded, every single option, 5.3 liter 9-7x for two years now. It is a 2007. I drive it every day as a commuter and once in a while tow my 5000lb boat when my main tow vehicle is n... Read Full Review

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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.

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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).

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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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