What a great SUV for dad. Incredible power from the low end and a smooth ride on the highway. I spend a lot of time in the mountains around Asheville working and this Saab has made the drive so fun. This reminds me of driving a hot rod as a kid. Great acceleration, incredible handling and a thrill to drive. The Aero is the cream of the crop, lots of fun and lots of power.
Although built on the same platform as the Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Olds Bravada, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender, this vehicle tops them all. The superior suspension alone (unique to the Saab) sets it apart in terms of ride. It is quieter, handles better and is nicer inside than the others (I've test-driven both the Envoy Denali and the Rainier). It looks better, too. Saab got it right!
All Wheel Drive, the responsive V-8, and all of luxury features (which are standard on this vehicle).
You will not see many SAAB 9-7X on the road. That can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view. With two weeks I have had my vehicle in the shop twice. Hmm. I have a wait and see attitude. What will be the next thing that have me back at the shop.
Interior Extras. SAAB does not spare including all of the bells and whistles.
Turbo Engine. Smoother ride. Too jittery on less than perfect roads.
we had test drove an 08 4.2 before leasing a cx-7 as wife wanted a saab but 9-4x wasn't out (and still isn't) Now we need to replace the lease (still no 9-4x). As disappointing as the 4.2 was the Aero is incredible. great suspension & acceleration. The glove soft leather &french stitched door trim combined w/ the 9-5 cup holder & corvette engine & buick ranier laminated glass, olds bravada d- pillar & envoy interior door trim w/blazer bits & pieces make this the best of the ladder-on-frame suv rebadges. Like a tuxedo clad rugged SUV. Coming off lease the SAAB is less than a trailblazer SS w items you can't get on the Chevy. GREAT VALUE, reminds wife of the GMC Typhoon/cyclone when we were kids
carbon flash paint is heavy metallic- hides stone chips, color changes from black to gray to midnight blue in different light, love the tan leather with black carpet and trim, love the stadium seating, 20" wheels, oh and the rumble of the LS2 engine seals the deal.
headlight washers of lower models not on the aero, no rear sensors for back- up, only the trailblazer has rear cargo vented side windows, small sunroof shows the platforms early 2000's age, should have dual exhaust, hard not see bits and pieces of my parents Envoy XUV when i look too closely
This is a Trailblazer SS in SAAB Suit! The Performance and ability to hide in a crowd is Great! Push down on the GO PEDAL and life changes in 5.5 sec's flat. Gas Mileage is 13-15 at best, but this isn't for the faint of heart. The Seats don't hold you in the corners like an SS and that would have been an EASY fix (JCI-GM) The Cup holder in the dash was totally a waste of time and money, but SAAB Wanted that. (I wonder why) The Auto AC is a TOTAL JOKE! No feed back loop to confirm real air temp in cabin. (Duh, I guess they didn't have enough engineer's that day at GM-HVAC)
The Power in passing and the Sound at idle. 6.0 L of American Muscle wrapped in SAAB secrecy.
Better cylinder deactivation for improved mileage. Add-on Cup holder for the front passenger seat. Better Seat for Cornering fun!!