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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 4.2i
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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
RWD 4-Door V6
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.8
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 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/55R18 P245/65R17
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 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 560 525
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4720 4539
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 121
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-7X Mercury Mountaineer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil-Over-Shock w/Coil Springs
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
 
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