Build Your 9-4x

For all of you who might be interested in a 9-4x but haven’t checked in with your dealer to find out pricing information, we have two resources you’ll be interested in checking out. Until saabusa.com can get retooled, which should be happening soon, this is your best bet.

First up, carsdirect.com has a configurator for the 9-4x up, which allows you to select every possible configuration, from FWD to XWD, Base 3.0L, Premium 3.0L, and Aero 2.8XWD. (Also, for non-US Saabers who want to play with it but don’t know a zip code, try mine- 10011). Unfortunately at the end of the process, they make you submit your name and email to get a pricing analysis. Which leads us to the next site which doesn’t do that…

Truecar.com has an even more in depth configurator, which shows invoice and dealer cost. One interesting note I took from playing around with them is that the Aero gives you a lot for your money when it comes to options– if you want the most for your money and you care about a sunroof and navigation, it’s best to just opt for the Aero rather than optioning out an XWD 3.0 Premium. I don’t expect the FWD versions to sell well in the Northeast, but in warmer climates they should certainly make a dent.

As a reminder, here are the specs and options for  the 9-4x:

Given that every other fourth or fifth car I see on roads around the suburbs in New York are Lexus RX350s , I think Saab is off to a good start with the 9-4x. I’ll have a competitive analysis update comparing the 9-4x with BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, and even the new Ford Explorer up by the weekend, so hold your comments on that for a little bit please :).

viggen
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I realy dislike the fact that there is no diesel engine, for all european countries this would
greatly increase the sales, its such beautiful car. thanks alot for the information!

Kęstutis
Member
5 years 5 months ago
to Viggen you’re right. When fuel prices are so high, you must consider diesel car, couse in this case 3 (or 2.8 aero) liters is fun to drive, but not a eco friendly for your pocket. I believe that this car will be in same segment with audi q5, volvo xc60, vw tiguan. If they are looking to European market, they will have to make a diesel. Lets take German’s biggest used car selling facility. mobile.de. There is (2011/ 04/06) 2’267 used Audi q5 for sale, 2’042 is powered by diesel engines. Same story with Volvo XC60 761 for sale,… Read more »
RGSU
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I think the 3.0 XWD with power package is a quite a good deal if you can live without the navigation system. I may talk my wife into one when this car appears. I would really like to get her to agree to a 9-5 wagon, but she is one of those ” i like sitting up high” types….i know, i know it annoys me too….but thankfully, SAAB will now have a SUV to offer for people like her! (US perspective)

hughw
Member
5 years 5 months ago

Jeff, I, like you, keep and eye on the cars on the roads around NY and there are certainly a lot of RX350s along with Bimmers, Accura RDX/MDX, etc. On the other hand, I’ve yet to see a single 2010/11 9-5 on the roads. Have you?

saabdesignshop
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I live in Greater Boston area and I haven’t seen a single new 9-5 yet. There are plenty of other older Saabs, but no NG9-5. Charles River Saab dealership has a lot on stock…

Ika Volm
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I have seen one NEW SAAB 9-5 on the roads in Madison, WI a liberal town that has tons of older SAABs everywhere! I wouldn’t buy a new SAAB and apparently not too many other people either. The quality is so-so and the long term viability of the company as a whole is on shaky ground to say the least. BMW, Lexus, Acura, Audi, Infinity or a SAAB which is barely treading water?

Troels, Denmark
Member
5 years 5 months ago

SAAB

saabdesignshop
Member
5 years 5 months ago

I’m afraid the poor selection of engines will make it hard to sell… in Europe it’s definitely a big disadvantage.
I’m not sure, what is the situation in US, I live in Boston just 2 months ago and I still have my European preferences… 🙂

Can that 3.0 engine compete with the engines of the other brands in the category at least?

looking for new car
Member
5 years 5 months ago
I was sooooo close to buying a Lexus RX450h a couple of months ago, but backed off after closer look at the new NHTSA safety ratings. It also seemed big to me. I felt much more at home driving the new 9-5 while my current 9-5 was in for service. I’ve also looked closely at the Volvo XC60 (great safety ratings), but have been put off by the 17/22 mpg for the turbo model. I’d definitely like to stay with Saab, but the XWD 9-4x mpg isn’t any better. Tons of Lexus RX around here and a lot Volvo XC90’s… Read more »
PaulE
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5 years 5 months ago

Saab needs the 9-4x in the showrooms and on the roads *yesterday*; that’s my thought after looking at it in person yesterday in NJ (the NY Auto Show pre-production display car is currently at Reinertsen Saab in New Jersey). It’s a very impressive cross-over! If the pricing’s anything like was told, more marketing needs to be happening right now, as this could well be a hit for Saab in North America.

saabowner
Member
5 years 5 months ago

My wife has an RX350. I am trying to get her to look at the 94x next time. She likes the SRX. I have seen 2 95s on the street. One in the Chicago area and one in the Tampa Fl. area.

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