The world of $40,000-$45,000 entry luxury SUVs offers lots of worthy choices that have been designed from the ground up, and lots of others that have been adapted for the task at hand, either from cars or trucks. We think the Saab 9-7X is by far the best iteration of the GMT 360 platform, regardless of brand name, and we think the price is right for either the I6 or V8 models. And you can get serviced and fixed at a nice, quiet Saab dealership instead of a Chevy store.
New Car Test Drive correspondent Jim McCraw filed this report from Quebec City.
air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes with ABS, air suspension, power windows, power locks, console, cruise control, message center, trip computer, floor shift, fog lamps, OnStar, XM Satellite Radio
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4.2-liter dohc 24-valve inline-6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
290 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
277 @ 3600
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
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80 cu. ft.
independent, double A-arms
solid axle and 5-link
disc/disc with ABS, EBD
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of June 10, 2005.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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