Compare 2008 Saab 9-7X vs 2008 Mercury Mountaineer

2008 Saab 9-7X
2008 Mercury Mountaineer
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AWD 4-Door 4.2i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 4.2i 14 20 $37,572 $40,400
AWD 4-Door 5.3i 13 19 $39,776 $42,770
AWD 4-Door Aero 12 16 $43,272 $46,530
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RWD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 14 20 $23,934 $26,800
AWD 4-Door V6 13 19 $25,980 $29,125
RWD 4-Door V6 Premier 14 20 $26,138 $29,305
RWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 20 $27,291 $30,615
AWD 4-Door V6 Premier 13 19 $28,180 $31,625
AWD 4-Door V8 Premier 13 19 $29,333 $32,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,572
$23,934
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,400
$26,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saab 9-7X carves a respectable SUV out of GM’s older running gear, but fuel economy and crash scores are decidedly unlike other Saabs. The 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is what an Explorer looks like in lipstick and heels.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.72 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
193.2 193.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.8 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.85 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QVC - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/55R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P255/60R17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QVC - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRT - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5600 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
560 525
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4720 4539
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 121
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LL8 99E
Displacement
4.2L/256 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.54
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.29
Trans Order Code
M30 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-7X Mercury Mountaineer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air Suspension w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil-Over-Shock w/Coil Springs

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