2006 Saab 9-7x

  • 2006 Saab 9-7x 4.2i Utility
    • MAX MPG
      21
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      290/277
    • ENGINE
      4.2L I6
    • MSRP
      $38,520
  • 2006 Saab 9-7x 5.3i Utility
    • MAX MPG
      20
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      300/321
    • ENGINE
      5.3L V8
    • MSRP
      $40,520
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2006 Saab 9-7x Review

A nicely-styled midsize SUV.

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Overview

The 2006 Saab 9-7X is a midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV) that seats five and comes with a nice interior. The safety features are excellent, and the cargo space is good, too. Consumer may also experience minor issues with the accelerator, brake rotors, and power windows, but overall, the 2006 Saab 9-7X is a great family car. In terms of style and performance, the 2006 Saab 9-7X delivers along with durability and reliability. Even as Saab came under ownership of General Motors, this model didn’t suffer much and retained most of the quality.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.2-liter six-cylinder, 5.3-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic transmission
Models: Saab 9-7X 4.2i, Saab 9-7X 5.3i

What's New

There are no changes to the 2006 Saab 9-7X.

Exterior

The 2006 Saab 9-7X has 18-inch wheels, a rear defogger, and a roof rack for bicycles and other heavy equipment. The exterior of this car is 75.4 inches in width, 68.5 inches in height as well as 193.2 inches in length. The front track is 63.1 inches, and the rear track is 62.1 inches. The wheelbase is 113.0 inches, and curb weight is 4120 pounds. The towing capacity is 5500 pounds. The rear window lenses are clear enough to see out of, which helps with seeing blind spots accurately. The body of this car also has a beautiful metallic silver finish, and the chrome-trimmed wheels look great.

Interior

The interior includes front head room is 40.2 inches, and the front hip room is 55.5 inches. The front leg room is 41.4 inches, and the front shoulder room is 58.5 inches. The rear head room is 39.6 inches, while the rear leg room is 37.1 inches. This car comes with leather and wood trim, a CD player, and radio ready for satellite radio. It also comes with a rear seat video so passengers can watch DVDs during long trips.

Performance & Handling

The 2006 Saab 9-7X comes with a slightly improved fuel economy, although some drivers said the fuel economy still isn’t great. This midsize car has a 4.2-liter, six-cylinder or 5.3-liter, V-8 engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. The car can have a rough drive at times based on customer reviews and others say the 2006 Saab 9-7X doesn’t have the best gas mileage. This car has excellent acceleration and engine power, although drivers may experience occasional problems with the suspension and door seals. The car has a nice climate control, and the brakes function well. The radio battery also tends to die out too quickly. Other consumers complained that the gas tank has a few problems as well as the gas gauge, which tend to be expensive to fix. The door seals are not the best. The 2006 Saab 9-7X also drives well in the snow but not well on hilly roads. The Stabilitrak feature keeps you from veering off the road, but consumers may not enjoy the wind noise that occurs. The 2006 Saab 9-7X also does a good job of absorbing shock. In addition, the car jumps a little when on tough roads; another complaint from consumers.

Safety

Safety features for the 2006 Saab 9-7X include front and rear airbags, child safety locks, running lights, headrests, traction control, signal mirrors, fog lights, and pretensioners. This car’s safety features earned excellent ratings and performed well on crash tests.

EPA Fuel Economy

Saab 9-7X 4.2i: 14/20 mpg city/highway
Saab 9-7X 5.3i: 14/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good engine and transmission
  • Climate control
  • Safety features
  • Smoothness on the road and quiet sound
  • Towing capacity
  • Rollover protection

You Won't Like

  • Lack of replaceable parts
  • Problems with gas gauge
  • Front-wheel suspension problems
  • Brake rotor issues
  • Accelerator problems

Sum Up

A nicely-styled midsize SUV.

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