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#15

in 2009 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $11,095 - $13,145
Original MSRP: $42,615 - $49,105
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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2009 Saab 9-7X Interior

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One the inside, the Saab 9-7X is comfortable and high-quality, although not everyone was satisfied with the cabin materials.

  • "The interior is appointed with Saab-appropriate rich-looking materials, though some elements retain the cheap plastic feel of TrailBlazer and Envoy. The 9-7X has its ignition switch mounted on the center console, a Saab tradition we find unobjectionable." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Inside, the 9-7x gets a unique interior with a center console-mounted ignition switch, a pop-out cupholder taken from the 9-5, and swivel-style air vents." -- Left Lane News
  • "[S]harp-eyed enthusiasts will quickly uncover the vehicle's more pedestrian GM foundation. When compared with more sophisticated but similarly priced Japanese and European rivals, the 9-7X's interior design and materials quality simply don't measure up." -- Edmunds

Seating

The 2009 Saab 9-7X offers seating for five. Overall, reviewers found the seats comfortable.

  • "Interior space is as generous as you'd expect from a mid-size SUV. Big, supportive, comfortable leather seats provide a creamy center for the 9-7X." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The seating position is commanding, which adds to the Saab feel." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "Headroom is good throughout the cabin, but front-seat folks get their generous legroom only at the expense of the second-row passengers." -- Edmunds
  • "Good head and knee room [in the rear], plus adequate under-seat foot space despite uneven floorboard." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

Overall, critics were impressed with the 2009 Saab 9-7X's standard features.

  • "The base Saab 9-7X 4.2i is complete with a full stock of standard equipment." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Standard equipment on the 4.2i includes leather upholstery, heated power seats up front, a moonroof, a Bose audio system with a six-disc in-dash CD changer, 18" wheels, an automatic-leveling suspension and GM's OnStar system." -- Left Lane News
  • "Here, too, 9-7X is an improvement over the other GM models. Controls are clear and handy, though adjusting the low-mounted climate system demands a long look away from road." -- Consumer Guide

Cargo

Reviewers agreed that the Saab 9-7X offers plenty of outlets and storage space in the cabin. With the back row folded, there is 80.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

  • "Cargo room is OK with the rear seatback in place and generous with it folded. The rear seatback is split 60/40 and folds easily with help from headrests that automatically retract when seatback release is engaged. Bright metal sill guards and cargo tie-downs look and feel classy. There's a nice array of small-item storage space in the cabin." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The 9-7X is roomy...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." -- Edmunds