Saab 9-4x Dimensions comparison

We’ve had a few people asking for this information about the Saab 9-4x. The most recent from a 9-7x owner who was interested in seeing how his current vehicle compares with the one he’s thinking about πŸ™‚

Note: measurements are in inches except for cargo capacity.

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For us living in a metric world (Red J)

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My thanks to George L for putting the information together.

Bernard
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Bernard
5 years 7 months ago

Interesting that the 9-4x has almost an inch more ground clearance than the SRx. I wonder if that holds true for all versions (FWD, AWD, Aero).

James
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James
5 years 7 months ago
Lots of interesting things here… Clearance… I wonder if we are necessarily comparing apples to apples here (how are they all measured? spoilers, actual minimum, loading?), but assuming it’s correct, I’m surprised how little clearance these SUVs have! Eg. a Subaru Outback has 8.7″ (220mm) clearance in comparison, so almost an inch more clearance than these other SUVs! A “normal Saab” (c900, 9000, 9-3, 9-5, etc) has 6″/150mm clearance. iirc, the 9-3x has 165mm (6.5″ – please correct me if I am wrong on this one, I remember also reading 35mm more than 9-3ss, so does 9-3ss have 130mm clearance?… Read more »
Tompa
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Tompa
5 years 7 months ago

The 9-4X is not an SUV but a CUV. A type of car in the middle.. So it all makes sence to me. But if IΒ΄d go for something 4×4 like you IΒ΄d choose the 9-3X.

Cheers/Tom

James
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James
5 years 7 months ago
btw, my comments were not meant to be negative towards the 9-4x, I actually think it looks very nice (though I prefer cars to SUVs)… one other point of comparison: Subaru Forester. 8.7″ clearance, 31cuft cargo, 67″ tall, 179.5″ long + somehow gets more legroom than 9-4x front + back (43.1″/38.0″). A steaming pile of poo to drive (rented one for a month + 5000km), but packs as much or more utility in as a 9-4x in a 10″ shorter car! (note, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there are a million reasons I’d rather own a… Read more »
Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 7 months ago

Because taller CUVs look better than wagons to many people, including me. The proportions just are that much chunkier and more masculine. Which is a reason why so many chicks love them, they feel safe in them. If ground clearance is that important to you, maybe the next generation might have something like Porsche offers (I know many others do too) with their air suspension setup.

James
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James
5 years 7 months ago
I understand the aesthetic side of it. 9-4x does look great + hopefully it will be a big seller! I was just surprised to see that the whole class of SUVs there, aside from the Volvo have less clearance than an Outback or Forester… I would have guessed the opposite… mind you Outback is becoming more SUV + less car… I was also surprised that while those CUVs/SUVs look big, they don’t really hold much more… the point below re Volvo is true, the bigger wagons are being phased out… that was one of the reasons I said the (larger)… Read more »
maanders
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maanders
5 years 7 months ago
It is a fact in the US that SUVs and CUVs far outsell wagons. For whatever reason, here wagons are not considered as stylish as a CUV, and many people prefer the higher seating position. Wagons are considered old-fashioned or boring by many buyers. People who need larger cargo capacity still buy SUVs and people who who don’t need the space and/or want better fuel economy get CUVs. I saw an article the other day that this is why Volvo is phasing out wagons in the US. (Although, Acura is introducing a sport wagon this year.)
Tiago do Vale
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Tiago do Vale
5 years 7 months ago

It’s amusing to see how it compares to the 9-7x (which is a larger car offering less space) and to the SRX (the 9-4x looks more dynamic while unexpectedly offering, still, a bit more room). πŸ™‚

Bengt in Sweden
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Bengt in Sweden
5 years 7 months ago

Australia go metric inch by inch….. πŸ™‚

Peter Gilbert
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Peter Gilbert
5 years 7 months ago

The first statistic that stands out is that the 9-4X is bigger than the SRX and even though we were locked out at the Chicago Show and were forced to go to the Cadillac stablemate for comparison, this does not surprise me. Saab is about function, not cladding.

I cannot wait to compare dimensions with the 95 Combi.

charlie
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charlie
5 years 7 months ago

Glad you are including the RX in comparisons.

Real competition is the Volvo — which is a great car.

Celeste
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5 years 7 months ago

Perhaps somebody could translate it in cm so that the overhelming rest of the world could understand it πŸ˜€

Red J
Member
5 years 7 months ago

Multiply by 2,54 πŸ˜‰

Celeste
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

judex non calculat πŸ˜€

Red J
Member
5 years 7 months ago

You win !!! πŸ˜›

Celeste
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5 years 7 months ago

Danke!

bk-aero
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bk-aero
5 years 7 months ago

You have to consider, however, that despite being 8 inches longer than the Q5, interior space is not much larger. And the still 2.3 inch shorter Lexus offers much more room (especially boot). In my opinion, Saab hasn’t been very good at using interior space except for the 9000.
Still: Nice too see that the 9-4X offers decent space for its passengers.

Jeff
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Jeff
5 years 7 months ago

It really is amazing how long the overhangs are on the 9-4x compared to the Audi or Lexus. I think that’s where we’re getting the discrepancy from overall length to interior volume.

LesH
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LesH
5 years 7 months ago

An inch less front leg room than my current Volvo XC70 which is barely adequate? C’mon tall guys, hold out for enough seat travel!

peeceepeh
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peeceepeh
5 years 7 months ago

Interesting to see that the 9-4x and the Q5 share the same wheelbase/ground clearance up to the millimeter! Any explanations?

Alex
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Alex
5 years 7 months ago

Funny, the 9-4x is larger than the SRX and gets better gas mileage. Funny but not surprising

Saabsideways
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Saabsideways
5 years 7 months ago

Sorry, off topic I know but a final video from the Arctic Experience, driving was my wonderful wife who despite her reservations and nerves power slid the 9-5 Aero to the finish line after only three laps and with me barking words of instruction in her ear.

She doesn’t know it yet but as a well done her Sportwagon is being Hirsch’d next week during the anniversary period.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SAABsideways?feature=mhum#p/u

GerritN
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GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

Aim ze car at ze cones! Love it!

You’d better tell her that her car has been Hirsched before she takes it to the supermarket. The gobs of power could prove very interesting on the parking lot.

till72
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till72
5 years 7 months ago

Great videos from a great weekend! Sorry for spoiling your lap time πŸ˜‰

J Fan
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J Fan
5 years 7 months ago

I mentioned it last night in comments, but you should all take a look at Saabkyle’s video review of the Cadillac SRX which gives a great impression of size and scale of the 9-4x, and indeed, its quality – which for me was a bit of an eye-opener.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb80hVC-59E

charlie
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charlie
5 years 7 months ago

yes, although having “leatherette” in the base version is a mistake. Bad GM mood. Will hurt resale value — the one thing that people want in a used car is leather.

GerritN
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GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

You even find leatherette in Porsches. I agree though, it sounds like something a stripper is going to wear.
For all those lucky new 9-5 owner; Does the leather smell like the good old Saab leather? That always went really well with my cigars (which I unfortunately had to give up some 6 years ago).

J Fan
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J Fan
5 years 7 months ago

I agree, it’s a bad word and conjures up images of tacky furniture, but as said, lots use it. Like Mercedes and their ‘MB-tex’ or whatever they call it these days. And I know Skoda use it too. Will be interesting to see what it’s like, I know Volvo have an interesting synthetic textile fabric in some cars called T-Tec.

Remember the fine wool in the 9000!?! That was cool.

Alex
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Alex
5 years 7 months ago

I don’t think “leatherette” is a bad thing if it’s get the entry point down, everyone does it, I just would give it a better name as everyone else has realized is a good marketing move. Saab though in my mind could benefit by making some notable features such as leather, heated seats and a sunroof standard across the board to make the deal look even better then up the price by adding all the other features such as park assist, nav, etc.

Alex
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Alex
5 years 7 months ago

Leatherette, always better to sell something on what it is rather than what it is not.

benrp
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benrp
5 years 7 months ago

Swades living in a Metric world too?

GerritN
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GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

Normal metric doesn’t apply to Swade, his space-time continuum is quite warped.

Sorry, that was a physicists joke, we’re a pretty hilarious bunch.

Carl-Henrik
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Carl-Henrik
5 years 7 months ago

Sounds more like Star Trek to me.. πŸ˜‰ hehe

ivo 71
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ivo 71
5 years 7 months ago

Aha, a van Dantzig adept, Gerrit?

Ivo

GerritN
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GerritN
5 years 7 months ago

Nope, Reichenbach.

Dan
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5 years 7 months ago

I’m almost ready to order as soon as I can see the crash test data and determine the color. The white is growing on me, I just have a problem with the chrome around the fog lights now. Maybe a grey/black lower body molding would be good. Like some of the 9-3X, XC70, A4 All-roads have had. Good accessories idea πŸ™‚

Daniel
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Daniel
5 years 7 months ago

9-4x is smaller, with less interior space. Yet you get about the same performance and mpg as in the 9-7x. How is that possible?

Ted Y
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5 years 7 months ago

Interior dimensions may be adequate for intended demographic, but major disappointment to me. Our much ridiculed Aztek is 8″ shorter but boasts the following interior dimensions (which we find very useful):
Volume:
Behind rear seat: cu ft/liters 45.4 /1282
With rear seat removed: cu ft/liters 93.5/2669

Leg room:
Front in/cm 40.5/102.9
Rear in/cm 38/96.4

Stefan
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Stefan
5 years 7 months ago

Anybody has the weight figure for the 9-4X?

Red J
Member
5 years 7 months ago

Curb (kg):
2010 – 2120 kg (9-4X)
2085 – 2135 (9-4X Aero)

Stefan
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Stefan
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks!

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