As soon as you put the vehicle in park, the gear shifter covers the spot of the cup holder. There is no hiding the fact that the 9-7X is built on dated architecture. The Rainier has had a dozen expensive issues while the 9-7 is some sort of anomaly at this point. And no aux jack, how? Interior Design and Special Features Saab drivers will feel right at home in the 9-7X's interior. Both engines come standard with a four-speed automatic transmission that directs power to a standard all-wheel-drive system.
Wood grain trim on the dash and contrasting seat upholstery and door inserts do their part to give the 9-7X the progressive Scandinavian feel of other Saab models. Saab has sought to distinguish the 9-7X from its platform-mates by modifying the suspension tuning and revising its exterior styling and interior trim to give it a look and feel that's uniquely Saab. So a larger drink, you have to take out of the cup holder in order to put the car into park. Both engines team with a four-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. Its chief benefit is that it allows drivers to access directions without taking their focus from the road. Safety The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Cars.
I am astounded as I've never in all of my years experienced anything like this. You can only put a small soda can there and that's it. It's new to the Saab lineup, but the vehicle is familiar in some aspects. Additionally, all vehicles are equipped with an OnStar communications system that offers one year of a new service called OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Powertrains and Performance Unlike all other Saabs, the 9-7X cannot be equipped with a turbocharged engine. Instead, the 9-7X comes with either a 290-horsepower, 4.
Power lift gate would have been nice. Not a single penny out of pocket. Front passengers fare a bit better in the same test, with a four-star rating. Inside, all outboard seats have. These sorts of detail lapses might be acceptable from a lesser brand, but luxury shoppers expect more. Potholes induce enough cabin disturbances to make the armrests and center console quiver.
Introduction Hoping to broaden its customer base, Saab introduced its first-ever sport utility vehicle a couple of years ago: the 9-7X. Contrast that with many crossovers, whose technology-laden V-6s need to be revved higher to produce strong acceleration. The front seats feel comfortably wide and good for the long haul. We still have this vehicle even though we are switching over to a van, but we do feel like the transmission is about to go out again. In a break with Saab tradition, no turbocharged engines are available. Towing capacity is 5,500 pounds for the six-cylinder 4. I had no trouble hustling from 60 to 70 mph in fourth gear at 2,200 rpm.
Both the standard inline-6 and optional V8 provide more than ample power, but neither has the refinement of the engines offered in the 4Runner or Touareg. Standard safety features in the 9-7X include side curtain airbags that can maintain inflation a few moments longer during a rollover, as well as four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, and an. Don't even get me started on fuel economy. The setup seems needlessly cumbersome, as the lower anchors are buried beneath a flap at the base of each backrest. This feature allows customers to talk with a live advisor, who then sends directions via the customer's OnStar setup. It turns effortlessly, rendering course changes without undue sloppiness, and it firms up at higher speeds, imparting more carlike responses.
What's New for 2007 A tire-pressure monitor is standard on all 2007 Saab 9-7Xs. Its frontal crash-test ratings leave something to be desired, too. It encourages spirited cornering thanks to commendably little , but it also offers little warning when the tires have reached their handling limits. Traditional brand design elements such as the cockpit-inspired center stack and center-mounted ignition will be instantly recognizable to aficionados. Both engines team with a four-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. . For more details, see the Total Cost of Ownership feature under each vehicle summary in Cars.
Driving Impressions Achieving the road feel of a European sedan using an American truck chassis is no small task, but Saab engineers put the double-A-arm front suspension and multilink, solid-axle rear setup through a boot camp of geometrical adjustments, while stiffening the frame and revalving the shocks. At the same time I purchased the 9-7, I purchased the identical Rainier. Legroom in the outboard seats is adequate. The only pros about this vehicle was the power of the engine, memory seats, great cargo area, built in air compressor, and the towing. The remain the same: A 4. A third-row seat is not offered.
I hate to part with it, just time for newer vehicle. I live in the harshest climate and still no issues. Even a stereo that looks like it didn't come out of a Mack truck would be good. The 9-7X has a lot going in its favor, but at the end of the day, it will likely disappoint those craving the uniqueness that has become Saab's stock in trade. My test car had the V-8, which proved to be an excellent motivator. Steer through a twisty corner too fast, and the rear wheels can slip even while the suspension maintains its poise.