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Saab 9-7X Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Saab 9-7X

  • Numerous upgrades give Saab a convincing argument that the 9-7X is more than a rebadged TrailBlazer, but discriminating customers may sniff out this Swedish import's Ohio roots.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Tightly controlled handling, long list of standard luxury features, strong lineup of engines.

  • Cons

    Attempts to disguise its domestic origins not altogether successful, hard to justify price premium over Buick and GMC cousins, no stability control.

  • What's New for 2005

    This all-new SUV from Saab is the Swedish automaker's attempt to tap the distinctly American thirst for large four-wheel-drive family vehicles.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (28 total reviews)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Awesome vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Bought after my TrailBlazer was totaled in an accident, it held up so well I knew I wanted another vehicle on this platform. The 9-7X may look a lot like the TrailBlazer but it drives completely different. The handling is absolutely fabulous for a truck based SUV. The 4.2 L inline six is an excellent engine, I looked at the V8 but I feel that the six is just as good. Fuel economy may be bad for a car but it is an SUV so I find my averages of 17.3 city and 22.8 highway (about 72-74 mph) to be acceptable.




Good suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-7X Arc AWD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

Bought it cert pre-owned w 36k miles on it. Drove it from Florida to Alaska through Yukon without one hitch. V8 is sharp, powerful, easily passes 18 wheelers on 2 lane roads. Steering is very nimble for an SUV, but a little numb (prob GM-based). Makes u-turns as well as my sport car (in 2 and half lanes). Interior provides nearly every feature a Mercedes SUV does. Good interior size and rear seats fold down for carrying bigger stuff. Performs better than most cars in the snow and ice (use studded snow tires!) due to its immense weight, but the engine doesn't make it feel heavy. 1 and 2 gear perform very well without over revving. Heated seats burn my back! (Good thing w -25 F temp).




Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-7X Arc AWD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I love my Saab SUV Arc . It's safe, fun to drive and FAST! The V8 engine and horsepower are faster then most sport sedans which leaves the other drivers on the road with a surprised look on their faces. The only improvement I can see is the cup holders need to be improved. They are weak and they wobble. Also a navigation system would be nice! I plan on purchasing another in 2008.




Pretty good so far

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

The 9-7 has been great so far, the car is more comfortable than the living room and stereo/ air/ features are great. Friends compliment it a lot, and I never see them on the road, although they do look like a lot of cheaper GM cars. Only complaints are wind noise (not sure if it's side mirrors draft or sealing) and gas mileage (15 mpg avg over 15k miles). I don't commute so not such a big deal. Overall, I am very happy to be in the car.




The princess mobile

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

My Princess is my wife. The Saab 97X is her chariot. We were looking for a road worthy and safe vehicle with some class. Also, made in America was a key issue. With a GM drive train and frame we knew it was a solid investment. The standard features would have cost $7-9,000 more on comparable vehicles. Its a dream to drive... when she lets me.




Aircraft engineers.. give me a

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my Saab after waiting for a year. I thought it would be a great car. Was I wrong!. This car has been a bomb from the beginning. First my father was the project engineer on the F-14 from its inception So much for born from aircraft engineers.. he hates it. You should hear his comments. I bought it for its supposed sportiness, but I can get my 77 merc 280 sl convert to 80 without a glance and feel safe. This thing can barely hit 65 without me feeling like I'm pushing a tank... and all at an avg. 11.5 a gallon. Oh and 14.3 mpg on a long haul hwy drive.



Full 2005 Saab 9-7X Review

What's New for 2005

This all-new SUV from Saab is the Swedish automaker's attempt to tap the distinctly American thirst for large four-wheel-drive family vehicles.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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