2008 Saab 9-7X Review
The 2008 Saab 9-7X is a handsome SUV with European refinement. Unfortunately, it can't match the safety, performance, or value of others in its class and ranks near the bottom.
According to most reviewers, the 9-7X is a solid, yet imperfect, attempt by Saab to enter the SUV market. U.S. News' reviewer Rick Newman explains: "It falls short in some areas where luxury vehicles should do better. First, the 9-7X gets only a three-star rating, out of five, on the government's frontal crash test for the driver's side -- the most important seating position. That's the same rating the TrailBlazer gets -- and it's not good enough. And as comfy as the 9-7X is, competitors like the Lexus RX330 and BMW X3 are slicker, with better road manners."
- "Overall, the Saab 9-7X offers a lot of value for $40,000, which comes in the form of luxury and safety features." -- New Car Test Drive
- "It's loaded as standard, and the V-8-engined 9-7X is substantially cheaper than a comparably equipped Volvo XC90 V-8." -- Automobile Magazine
- "The 9-7X is an unconvincing and overpriced badge job of the Chevy TrailBlazer. However, its revised suspension calms excess body motions, and a quicker steering ratio helps on-center feel. But the 395-hp TrailBlazer SS also benefits from these upgrades and is better in every way." -- Car and Driver