Saab 9-7X Review: 2008 Saab 9-7X: Exactly what is expected

With so many cars coming up in short periods having several state-of-the-art-features, it is common for us to expect a unique and standard set of features from every brand. There are various cases where these expectations do not go accordingly. However in case of 2008 Saab 9-7X Aero, you get exactly what is expected of Saab: an elegant ride. This car also furnishes intricate styling both in interior and exterior portions assuring its passengers a comfortable ride.

2008 Saab 9-7X Aero boasts a 16 valve 6.0 liter V8 standard engine, which comes along with a power of 390 hp. Its4 -speed automatic transmission is electronically controlled. Again, it also has a steering column having a tilt with the steering being made of pinion and power rack type.

The load-leveling at the back of 2008 Saab 9-7X Aero is automatic and has a stabilizer bar. The independent suspension at the front is of sport-ride type with shock absorbers for high pressure gas and the rear one is a multi-link with the exception of air springs. These characteristics come along with delayed power-retention systems, alternators, power outlets at both ends and pre-wiring for towing along with a battery saver.

Both the bumpers (rear being step-up) of Saab 9-7X Aero are body colored. Its xenon headlights are automatic with high-intensity discharge. Again, you get fog-lights and perimeter lighting with this car. In the interior, lights in the load-area are coupled by map-lights at both the ends and courtesy lights along with an illuminated entry for everyone.

The tires of 2008 Saab 9-7X Aero are for all-season and have alloy wheels. It has a lift-gate window that could be flipped up along with a window defroster and wiper/washer at the back. The sunshade, which operates manually, is situated on the sun-roof, whereas privacy glasses are present on the side and the rear.

Braking system of 2008 Saab 9-7X Aero consists of anti-lock brakes on each of its four wheels and has limited slip differential. Both the disc brakes at the front and the back are ventilated, whereas the stability control is controlled through traction control and ABS. This helps to measure the lateral acceleration, wheel speed, yaw rate and steering angle.

2008 Saab 9-7X Aero also pays careful attention to the safety of the passenger, as it includes airbags and guard door-beams at the side along with auto-locking retractors. There are also pretensioners at the front having force limiters, which are supported by rollover sensors. These features are complemented by remote controlled gadgetry and security features including stolen-vehicle tracking system.

With carpeted floor matting and leatherette steering wheel, equalizers, radio & navigation aid and other state-of-the-art features, 2008 Saab 9-7X Aero is just what a person would be looking for with adequate storage capacity.

Tech Specs

Body: 4-door wagon

Engine: 6.0 liter V8 390 hp

Transmission: 4 speed automatic transmission

Torque: 542 units

Power: 390 horse power

Tires: SBRP255/50R20

Verdict:

For: Excellent braking system and power

Against: Transmission system can improve more for giving stiff competition to its competitors

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