Saab's first SUV is based on the Chevrolet TrailBlazer/GMC Envoy SUVs.
The five-passenger Saab has an upgraded interior that includes traditional Saab cues, including locating the ignition key on the center console.
The suspension is calibrated differently from the TrailBlazer, giving the Saab a steadier ride and better handling.
The permanent all-wheel-drive system lacks a low range.
Six- or eight-cylinder versions are available; the V8 shuts off four cylinders during light-load conditions such as highway cruising.
Stability control is standard.
The TrailBlazer has unimpressive offset crash-test results.
2009 was the final year for the 9-7X.