Compare 2009 Saab 9-7X vs 2008 Ford Explorer

2009 Saab 9-7X
2008 Ford Explorer
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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
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,631
$24,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,615
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.2
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A smart appearance can’t mask the 2009 Saab 9-7X's outdated GM truck design with vague handling, middle-of-the-road crash-test scores, and mediocre fuel economy figures. As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 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 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.72 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 113.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 44.9
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 Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.01 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.85 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QVC T52
Front Tire Size
P255/55R18 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P255/60R17 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QVC T52
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRT T52
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 721
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
840 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5600 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4720 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2329
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2107
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2860
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.9 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 4600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LL8 - TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.29
Trans Order Code
M30 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
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
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-7X Ford Explorer
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil-Over-Shock -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air Suspension -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2200
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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