Compare 2009 Saab 9-7X vs 2008 Toyota 4Runner

2009 Saab 9-7X
2008 Toyota 4Runner
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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 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
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
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A smart appearance can’t mask the 2009 Saab 9-7X's outdated GM truck design with vague handling, middle-of-the-road crash-test scores, and mediocre fuel economy figures. 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
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.0
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
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.0 - TBD -
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 -
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QVC NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
840 500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4720 4045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6000 236 @ 5200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-7X Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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