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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 4.2i
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Trim

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 V6 SR5 (SE)
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Engine

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,631
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,615
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$474 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A smart appearance can’t mask the 2009 Saab 9-7X's outdated GM truck design with vague handling, middle-of-the-road crash-test scores, and mediocre fuel economy figures. The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 14 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 103.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.0
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 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 193.2 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.5 69.3
Liftover Height (in) 30.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.4 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 75.1
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 39.8 42.2
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-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 12.3 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 - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/55R18 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size P255/60R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QVC NA
Spare Tire Order Code ZRT NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55R18 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code QVC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5600 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 840 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4720 4045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LL8 NA
Displacement 4.2L/256 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 236 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.04
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 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 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 4 5
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name Saab 9-7X Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Air Suspension Coil-Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil-Over-Shock NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46.0 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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