Response is crisp and immediate, thanks to the electronically controlled throttle. Introduction Enthusiasts with a penchant for Swedish-flavored transportation -- and, perhaps with a Saab passenger car already parked outside -- may think they've found the utility vehicle of their dreams when they lay eyes on the 2009 Saab 9-7X. Since its debut two years ago, more than 12,000 have been sold in the U. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. We're looking forward to trying the same trick in the 9-7X Aero, as well as finding the limits of the Aero's beefed-up suspension and brakes. The two other engines in the Saab 9-7X range include the 4.
Maximum towing capacity on 9-7X Aero model is 6,600 pounds 2994 kg. Additional strength is provided by a heavy-duty rear axle with limited-slip differential. I daily drive a new corvette C7 and my wife daily drive range rover. A split rear seat is standard in all 9-7X models, as is a trailer hitch receiver and hitch receiver cover. We test drove both the 6 and 8 cylinder, and opted for the 8. Additional standard safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system.
With 0-60 mph acceleration of less than six seconds, the 9-7X Aero is a treat for those who are passionate about the driving experience. The two other engines in the Saab 9-7X range include the 4. While the power figures are impressive, we don't think Porsche has got anything to be worried about, at least in the handling arena. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2009 Saab 9-7X is a premium midsize sport-utility vehicle that seats five and is offered in three states of tune: base 4. The 9-7X is roomy, though, with cargo capacity measuring nearly 40 cubic feet behind the rear seats and just over 80 cubic feet total with the seats down -- slightly above average for this segment. Exterior finish choices include Carbon Flash only non-Aero model for which this color is available and Diamond Silver metallic. And while we have no problem at all with the abundant power of the three available engines, they lack overall refinement when compared with the power delivery found in some of the 9-7X's premium rivals from overseas.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557654042141 ; listingsSearchManager. Driving Impressions In order to achieve more responsive handling and coax a bit more Euro-style road feel from this truck-based chassis, Saab engineers stiffened the 9-7X's frame and recalibrated its antiquated A-arm front suspension and solid rear axle design. Torque is inherent to the engine's cam-in-block design, which features large 4. With 0-60 mph acceleration of less than six seconds, the 9-7X Aero is a treat for those who are passionate about the driving experience. The always-engaged system uses a Torsen center differential to split torque between the front and rear wheels. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The brake pads use high-performance linings for strong fade resistance.
InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. I already have a Trailblazer so I am familiar with the platform. However, it's differentiated through recalibrated suspension tuning and some unique exterior and interior design elements -- the signature three-port grille and cleanly styled headlamps give the 9-7X a simple yet sophisticated look up front. For 2009 Saab brings back the popular Altitude Edition package. And while we have no problem at all with the abundant power of the three available engines, they lack overall refinement when compared with the power delivery found in some of the 9-7X's premium rivals from overseas. All feature unique brand characteristics that include sophisticated styling inside and out, premium design features, and the sporty and spirited performance inherent to Saab vehicles.
Let me put it in just one phrase: When I can not be in my C7 because I need to tow or get something big, I drive gladly my Saab 9-7x aero, because it feels like corvette made an suv. Door locks, rear child security Tire Pressure Monitoring System Horn, dual-note high and low. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The price for a used one is incredibly low. More family resemblance becomes evident when you turn the key and large-displacement, American-style power rumbles to life.
The console-mounted ignition and the cockpit-inspired design are instantly recognizable Saab brand cues, and the faux wood dash accents and contrasting upholstery trim impart an inviting Scandinavian design feel. Like all Saabs, the new Saab 9-7X Aero is driver-focused, with a lowered chassis tuned and tested to deliver responsive, balanced handling. More family resemblance becomes evident when you turn the key and large-displacement, American-style power rumbles to life. Corner control and body roll control are improved with front stabilizer bars that are approximately 10 percent larger in diameter. The six cylinder has ample power and it handles the road better than the 4-Runner I owned. The always-engaged system uses a Torsen center differential to split torque between the front and rear wheels. In the government's frontal crash test, though, the 9-7X received an unimpressive three stars out of five for driver protection and four stars for front-passenger protection.
Exterior: sporty yet refined It is a tenet in the Scandinavian culture that form and function must ally to produce purposeful design. Properly equipped, the 9-7X can tow up to 6,600 pounds. I daily drive a new corvette C7 and my wife daily drive range rover. The only knock is the fuel economy but I knew this from the Trailblazer. Overall I would say, if you have the cash and find a Saab 9-7x Aero, buy it, dont think about it buy it. The 9-7X Aero will be easy to spot as it wears a paint color all its own: Carbon Flash Metallic. Like all 9-7X models, the Aero model represents a terrific value with a high-level of standard equipment.