Compare 2009 Saab 9-7X vs 2008 Chrysler Aspen

2009 Saab 9-7X
2008 Chrysler Aspen
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AWD 4-Door 4.2i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 4.2i 14 20 $39,631 $42,615
AWD 4-Door 5.3i 14 20 $42,170 $45,345
AWD 4-Door Aero 12 16 $45,667 $49,105
RWD 4-Door Limited
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,631
$30,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,615
$32,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A smart appearance can’t mask the 2009 Saab 9-7X's outdated GM truck design with vague handling, middle-of-the-road crash-test scores, and mediocre fuel economy figures. There are few compelling reasons to choose the 2008 Chrysler Aspen over slightly larger, roomier competitors like a well-equipped Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 155.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.6
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 33.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 119.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.72 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
193.2 202.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.8 68.4
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)
80.1 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 48.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.8 x 0.87
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 - 13.2 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 27
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 18.86
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRT TBB
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QVC TP5
Front Tire Size
P255/55R18 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
P255/60R17 P235/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QVC TP5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
840 895
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5600 8950
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4720 4866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 750
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
LL8 EVE
Displacement
4.2L/256 4.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.00
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.67
Trans Order Code
M30 DGQ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-7X Chrysler Aspen
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air Suspension NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Live axle
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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