2007 Saab 9-7X Interior
This interior review was written when the 2007 Saab 9-7X was new.
The consensus on the interior of the Saab 9-7X is that it is very comfortable and stylish, adding refinement to an American SUV model. "Interior space is as generous as you'd expect from a mid-size SUV," writes Kelley Blue Book, adding, "Big, supportive, comfortable leather seats provide a creamy center for the 9-7X."
The 2007 Saab 9-7X offers seating for five. Overall, the majority of reviewers thought the seats were very comfortable. Reviewers also gave high marks to the quality. The New Car Test Drive writes, "The seating position is commanding, which adds to the Saab feel." And Edmunds says, with a caveat, "Headroom is good throughout the cabin, but front-seat folks get their generous legroom only at the expense of the second-row passengers."observes, "The quality of the materials ... in the cabins of the test 9-7Xs I drove rivaled those of upscale competitors from BMW and Mercedes-Benz." Critics in general praised the roominess and comfort.
The rear seats get a mixed response from auto writers. Consumer Guide says that there is a good amount of "head and knee room, plus adequate under-seat foot space" in spite of an "uneven floorboard." New Car Test Drive points out that "rear-seat room is less generous."
There is no third-row seat option on the Saab 9-7X. U.S. News' Rick Newman thinks this is "a shortcoming for a sizable SUV aimed at families."
Overall, critics were impressed with the 2007 Saab 9-7X's standard features. According to U.S. News' Rick Newman, "just about every amenity most people would want comes standard," adding that "the many knobs and buttons are plainly labeled and easy to use." Kelley Blue Book agrees, saying, "the base Saab 9-7X 4.2i is complete with a full stock of standard equipment."
Standard equipment on the base model 9-7X includes such features as leather seats, wood-like trim, moon-roof, in-dash six-disc audio system, XM Satellite Radio, power windows/locks/mirrors, heated power front seats and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. This list, says New Car Test Drive, is "an impressively complete list of standard equipment," and "would pump the Chevrolet version up to a high price if ordered separately." The V8 version offers power-adjustable pedals. Optional on both trims are a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a navigation system.
Stereo and Entertainment
The 2007 Saab 9-7X comes standard with a 275-watt Bose audio system wired for XM satellite radio, including a six-disc in-dash CD changer. Kelley Blue Book calls it "impressive" and says the system is "both loud and clear." And the calls it "concert-hall-like in its sound depth."
A rear-set DVD entertainment system is optional. But Cars.com notes that buyers "should note that the remote control and dual headsets take up all of the space in the center console compartment."
Reviewers agree that the 2007 Saab 9-7X offers plenty of outlets and storage space in the cabin. Consumer Guide mentions a "nice array of small-item storage space in cabin." And U.S. News' Rick Newman writes "There are plenty of storage nooks and pockets." Several reviewers complained, however, about one of the cup holders in the dash, which MSN calls "flimsy looking."
With the back row folded, the Saab 9-7X offers 80.1 cubic inches of cargo space. Cars.com claims this is "more than most of its competitors," and notes that "the cargo area proved just big enough to fit a 60-inch TV that a friend of mine bought and needed help with." In addition, there are two 12-volt power outlets up front and in the cargo hold.