A special Altitude Edition is offered on 4.2i and 5.3i models. It includes a DVD touch screen navigation radio, polished 18-inch alloy wheels and a choice of Carbon Flash or Diamond Silver Metallic. Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity is now available.
The 9-7X represents something of a philosophy change for Saab, a company that built its reputation producing midsize performance vehicles with off-beat good looks. With no SUV in its portfolio, Saab turned to parent company GM for a quick fix. Borrowing a platform shared by the GMC Envoy and Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Saab engineers have produced a vehicle that looks the part, but falls somewhat short in the areas of ride comfort and engine refinement – at least as expectations of those characteristics might be for a Saab. Still, for Saab loyalists looking for something bigger than a SportCombi, the 2009 Saab 9-7X has much to offer, including off-road and towing capabilities no Saab car can possibly match.