This SUv can fit five and has three trims and two engine choices. There is the stndard 3.0i and secondary 3.0i level. The top rate Premium version has a front or all-wheel drive feautre. The first two versions have a 265 hp 3.0L V6. The top-line Aero model is all-wheel drive only and has a 300 hp turbocharged 2.8L V6. An automatic transmission with six speeds is the only transmission. The towing capacity here is at 3,500 pounds. From a fuel standpoint, the fuel economy is listed at 17 mpg city and at 23 mpg highway (the base front-wheel-drive versions have better 18/25 ratings), which is less than others due to the higher weight, but poeple can carry more around in it.
Some of the safety features in the SUV include anti-lock brakes, traction control, an antiskid system, a series of curtain-side airbags along with front-side airbags and many more. Leather seating is standard on the Aero; 3.0i models will use cheaper "leatherette" vinyl seates. Heated and ventilated seats at the front are standard on the 3.0i Premium and Aero; these seats will instead be optional on the 3.0i. A three size climate control system and a series of rear seats with heat support are optional on both the 3.0i Premium and the Aero. Easy to adjust driver pedals, a power tailgate, and a durable camera for the rear are all standard features for the 3.0i Premium and Aero and will be optional for the 3.0i. A navigation computer along with front- and rear-obstacle detection are standard on the Aero and optional on the 3.0i Premium.
The cabin of the Saab 9-4X looks like a Saab is supposed to look and feel. The cockpit appearance features Saab motifs with grilles made within the air vents, a center-console-mounted starter and even a "Night Panel" button that makes the road easier to see by dimming lights inside of the car. It looks good and is certainly unique for the class. Most of the many buttons and switches are unique to Saab as well, although their markings and the underlying technology are still pulled in their entirety from the General Motors parts bin.
The interfaces around the vehicle are also appealing but the graphics have a familiar look in some cases. The layout here is a special Saab layout with a green color. It's not as strong as what Mercedes or Audi uses but it is close. The inside space is great here in that it has rear seat legroom close to what the Audi Q5 has (it is still smaller than the Volvo XC60). The headroom is good without the panoramic sunroof. This sunroof is not recommended because it is too tight.
The 9-4X has cargo features similar to what the Cadillac SRX has. It features an adjustable liftgate and a cargo system with a fence to contain all cargo. The capacity when the rear seats are raised is at 29.2 cubic feet. The space will become 61.1 cubic feet when thes eats are down.
Ultimately, this new Saab's technical issues pale in comparison with the company's larger problems. The industry has enjoyed smaller brands like Saab for a while becuase its owners are so loyal. However, many brands like this have begun to die off. These inlcude brands like Oldsmobile and Saturn.
Today, Saab's fans are dealing with issues like what could happen to the value and service plan if Saab folds. Even if Saab's biggest fans love the 9-4X, there is still a big risk thatmight be ignored or followed depending on who is in charge.