2007 Saab 9-7X Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning · Single rear air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Rear headphone jacks · 6 disc in-dash CD · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers · 275 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.8 · Front brake width: 1.14 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.8 · Rear brake width: 0.78 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Axle ratio: 3.73 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: rear
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension: rear · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone antenna · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size non-matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $39,735 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.2L 290 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$39,735
Invoice$36,251

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.2L 290 hp I6
Power 290 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 277 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom41.4 in
Back Legroom37.1 in
Wheelbase113 in
Length193.2 in
Width75.4 in
Height68.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume39.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,230 lbs
Maximum Payload1,230 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
The Saab 9-7X 4.2i is a full-fledged SUV that really stands up to its competition, even if you consider its big brother, the 5.3i trim, to be part of that competition. Its inline V6 giv... Read More
The Saab 9-7X 4.2i is a full-fledged SUV that really stands up to its competition, even if you consider its big brother, the 5.3i trim, to be part of that competition. Its inline V6 gives it ample power; with 290 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque, it's capable of pulling 5,500 pounds when properly equipped.
If Saab has dropped the ball in any way with this vehicle it is probably in terms of the transmission. The sole available tranny is a 4-speed automatic, which limits the fuel efficiency and gives most competitors, with their 5- and even 6-speed transmissions, a definite advantage. Perhaps Saab/GM will address this in the near future, but for now it's a bit of a limitation, keeping the mpg at an atrocious 15 city and 21 highway - but at least it runs on regular.
Nevertheless, it's a pretty and comfortable vehicle that is built to last. It boasts a sturdier construction, stiffer suspension, stronger brakes, and better handling than its GM The ride-height is also lower, although when you hit a bump the body-on-frame construction will make it clear that you�re not in a car-based crossover.
The 9-7X 4.2i doesn't skimp on standard equipment. First off, all-wheel drive is a given, and there are plenty of other safety-enhancing features: ABS, StabiliTrak stability control, dual-stage front airbags, and side-curtain airbags (with rollover sensors) for both rows. You'll also get fog lamps, heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, projector-beam headlights (Xenon headlights are available), and daytime running lights.
For comfort you'll find leather upholstery with front heaters, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with two memory settings, tinted glass, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Atmosphere-enhancing items include the power moonroof, wood-look trim, an audio system with a 6-CD changer and 6 Bose speakers, plus XM satellite radio, and rear-seat auxiliary controls. And let's not forget that ubiquitous Saab feature: the ignition switch down in the center console.
To maintain its SUV practicality, the 9-7X comes with roof rails, a trailer hitch receiver, all-season tires, and a handy toolkit that stows beneath the backseat. Should you lose your way you can count on the included OnStar technology, which has been upgraded this year to include Turn-by-Turn technology. Speaking of gadgets, technophiles should enjoy the standard Driver Information Center, which displays all kinds of useful info such as the miles left to your destination and ETA, plus the miles left in the tank; it'll also relay warnings pertaining to weather, such as the likelihood of ice formation.
You can fully load your 4.2i by opting for the Prestige Package, which adds the Xenon headlights with washers, a rear-seat entertainment system, a navigation system, and power-adjustable pedals. (All of this comes standard on the higher-priced 5.3i trim.) There is also an Altitude Edition, which would also add the rear-seat entertainment system, as well as 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and side steps with chrome accent; the exterior paint on this special edition is Carbon Fiber Gray metallic.
Adds to 4.2i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning · Single rear air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Rear headphone jacks · 6 disc in-dash CD · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers · 275 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.8 · Front brake width: 1.14 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.8 · Rear brake width: 0.78 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, adjustable pedals, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Axle ratio: 3.73 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Cylinder Deactivation
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension: rear · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone antenna · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size non-matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $41,735 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.3L 300 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$41,735
Invoice$37,895

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.3L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 330 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom41.4 in
Back Legroom37.1 in
Wheelbase113 in
Length193.2 in
Width75.4 in
Height68.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume39.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,230 lbs
Maximum Payload1,230 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
Maybe you've decided on the 9-7X and now it's just a matter of which trim. Well, they�re fairly close to the same as far as standard equipment, and the big difference is obviously ... Read More
Maybe you've decided on the 9-7X and now it's just a matter of which trim. Well, they�re fairly close to the same as far as standard equipment, and the big difference is obviously the engine: a 290-hp V6 (277 lb. ft. @ 4800 rpm) on the 4.2i and a 300-hp V8 (330 lb. ft. @ 4000 rpm) on the 5.3i.
Nope, that's not much of a difference in power, but that isn't the point. The V8 is not only significantly quieter than the V6, it's significantly greener. That�s due to its Displacement on Demand technology, a feature that shuts down four of the eight cylinders in driving situations (such as mid-speed cruising) where they are not needed. This saves a good amount of fuel, to the point where the two engines come in at the same EPA rating: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway.
Still, those numbers aren't going to win Saab any awards, and they will likely address that fact soon. This is a pretty heavy, truck-based SUV, but it could get its fuel economy closer to the crossover competition's numbers with another speed or two on the transmission � that four-speed automatic isn't quite enough.
The other difference between the trims is a couple of pieces of standard equipment, for instance, the higher-priced 5.3i gets upgraded wheels. Also, the items in the Prestige Package available on the 4.2i come standard on the 5.3i; that list includes power-adjustable pedals and Xenon headlights with washers.
Otherwise the list is the same, with the highlights being automatic all-wheel drive, StabiliTrak stability control, leather seats with front heaters, heated side mirrors, an audio system with 6-CD changer and 6 Bose speakers, XM Satellite Radio, the Driver Information Center, and OnStar with Turn-by-Turn navigation. The driver also enjoys an 8-way power-adjustable seat with two memory positions, in case another lucky person gets to hop behind the wheel on occasion.
If you choose this SUV you will drive in a more relaxed state, knowing that many safety features are there for you should you need them. That includes dual-stage front airbags and two rows of side-curtain units with roll sensors; ABS is also included. A tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard, and it will alert you when a tire issue needs to be addressed.
There is one special edition package available on the 2007 9-7x: the Altitude Edition. Vehicles with this package feature a Carbon Fiber Gray metallic exterior, plus the rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, and side steps with chrome accent.
Professional reviews of this SUV are mostly full of praise, especially for its interior space and style. But some test-drivers found the transmission to be somewhat jerky. And while they praise it for its fine European ride and lack of body roll on corners, they also said that the vehicle does not mask the bumps when it rides over rough surfaces. That is due to its GM-truck origins, which also give it a lot of its durability - so consider it a trade-off.
The 9-7X 5.3i is more than ready to handle a load, and it comes equipped with a welded tow hitch receiver and wiring harness. Its towing capacity is a rather impressive 6,500 pounds. The load-leveling, air-spring suspension is electronically monitored to keep a handle on stability when you pull a trailer or simply have the cargo area full of heavy material.