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2009 Saab 9-7X 2009 Acura MDX 2009 Volvo XC90
     
AWD 4.2i
  • AWD 4.2i
  • AWD 5.3i
  • AWD Aero
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages
  • AWD with Sport Package
  • AWD with Sport and Entertainment Packages
FWD 4dr I6
  • FWD 4dr I6
  • FWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof
  • FWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof/3rd Row
  • AWD 4dr I6
  • AWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof
  • AWD 4dr I6 w/Sunroof/3rd Row
  • FWD 4dr I6 R-Design
  • AWD 4dr I6 R-Design
  • AWD 4dr V8
  • AWD 4dr V8 R-Design

Prices

MSRP $42,615 $40,990 $37,000
Invoice $39,632 $37,252 $34,780
Avg. Paid $12,719 $20,920 $18,447

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.5 7.9 7.5
Critics' Rating 5.4 9.2 8.5
Performance 6.7 8.9 7.4
Interior 7.1 8.3 7.4
Operating Cost 6.9 7.2 N/A
Safety 7.3 9.4 9.4
Reliability 3.5 2.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful available V8 engine
  • Sporty handling
  • Plenty of power
  • Great safety scores
  • Upscale, well-made cabin with lots of standard features
  • Powerful available V8 engine
  • Lots of safety features
  • Comfortable first and second rows
  • Good safety score
Cons
  • Poor performance
  • Terrible fuel economy
  • Poor safety ratings
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Cramped third row
  • Tiny third row of seats
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Confusing dash controls
  • Low reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 4.2L/256 Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD - Gas I6 3.2L/195
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.0 108.3 112.6
Length, Overall (in) 193.2 190.7 189.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.4 78.5 74.7
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 68.2 70.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4720 4548 4464

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 142.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.2 40.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.6 58.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 59.0 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6 39.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 38.7 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.6 57.8
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 59.1 53.6
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.1 83.5 84.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 39.8 42.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 4.2L/256 3.7L/- TBD - 3.2L/195
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 285 @ 6000 300 @ 6000 235 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 276 @ 4600 275 @ 5000 236 @ 3200
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Turning diameter 37.7 37.6 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.0 21.1

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil-Over-Shock MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Air Suspension Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard