The short-lived 9-4X was developed under GM's ownership.
It gave Saab an entry into the growing luxury compact SUV.
It is based on the Cadillac SRX and built alongside it in Mexico.
It is offered in front- and all-wheel drive.
Engine choices are GM's 3.0-liter V6 and 2.8-liter turbocharged V6, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 9-4X drives similarly to the SRX.
Handling is responsive but the ride is overly firm.
The seats are supportive and fit and finish is good.
Rear and side visibility is problematic, however.
Saab DriveSense brings adaptive suspension technology to the uplevel Aero trim, with Sport, Comfort, and Eco modes.