Saab is one of those rare phoenix comeback stories that are not often seen in the auto industry. When GM declared bankruptcy in 2009, Saab almost went under. However, a loyal fan base and a Dutch auto maker saved the Saab brand from disappearing forever, and the Saab line is better than ever this year. The Saab 9-3X Wagon is a welcome addition to a rather lackluster market. The styling is sporty, just like its sedan and convertible relatives.
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Saab is known for having classic Swedish influenced design and European engineering. Its niche of the American market may be relatively small, but drivers of the vehicle are incredibly loyal. Saab lovers are die-hard fans, and it's not hard to see why. Unique features and stand out style make the Saab 9-3X Wagon a smart choice for nearly any driver.
There is a steadily growing market for the cargo and comfort of a sport utility vehicle, but fuel economy and style of a wagon. The Saab 9-3X Wagon blends the best of both together splendidly, adding its own distinct touches to make it look and feel like a Saab. Of course, this includes all of the inherent quirks and idiosyncrasies that Saab is known to have.
The 9-3X Wagon is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. It is available in 2.0T, X and Aero trims. Depending on the trim, a five-speed automatic, six-speed manual or six-speed manual may be available. Also, the 9-3X comes standard as a front-wheel drive vehicle, however, all-wheel drive is an option. With this option, only the six-speed manual is available.
Influenced by the beautiful and appealing Aero X concept car, the Saab 9-3 vehicle has a swept back face with a semi-wrap-over hood and a well tapered grille, similar to what other Saabs have used. The contemporary headlamps can handle a full cornering light feature, which just adds the safety of this vehicle. While on the topic of safety, you will want to know that the Saab 9-3X Wagon is equipped with antilock brakes, child seat anchors, emergency braking assist, engine immobilizer, dusk sensing headlamps, stability and traction control, emergency interior trunk release, tire pressure monitoring and whiplash protection system in the front head restraints. If that is not enough to offer peace of mind, you will be thrilled to learn that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Saab 9-3X Wagon as "Good" when tested for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.