Saab 9-4x test drives now appearing online

It’s very exciting for us here at Saab to see test drive reports of the Saab 9-4x now appearing online. Long-lead publications had an opportunity to drive the Saab 9-4x at an event in the United States back in March. Reports from that event are now appearing online.

Automobile Magazine (US)

On the drive’s scenic parkways, feverishly expanding freeways, and gentle byways, the 9-4X Aero’s chassis was pleasantly tied down. At the same time, it capably sopped up the few bumps we could find to throw at it, with decent ride comfort despite rolling on high-style, twenty-inch wheels.

Autocar (UK)

….the new Saab 9-4X is more sporty and – to our eyes – more appealing than the Cadillac SRX with which it shares a factory. Its dynamic act is certainly polished enough to bear comparison with flagship petrol version of the Lexus RX and Infiniti EX.

Car & Driver (US)

….ride quality is surprisingly supple in both suspension settings; no noise finds its way into the cabin via the suspension; and the six-speed auto is much smoother than the SRX turbo’s we tested last August.

Motor Trend (US)

The interior and exterior styling are unmistakably Saab, with Swedish quality and minimalism. The materials used in the interior look and feel apropos of the luxury class into which the 9-4x is slotted. The exterior will stand out in a crowd of German and Japanese crossovers, while still looking reserved and understated.

Expressen (Sweden)

(The) 9-4X is a serious competitor for the title of best mid-sized SUV on the planet. And I’m not joking. The car is better than the Volvo XC60, better than the BMW X3 and better than the Lexus RX.

Short-lead publications will have an opportunity to drive the Saab 9-4x very soon at an event in Washington DC. Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for more road tests appearing online.

The Saab 9-4x should be appearing in US dealer showrooms soon.

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  1. It’s great to see these comments, specially the one from Expressen.

  2. Fantastic to hear that the Saab 9-4X is so well received, but is it correct that only the Aero version will be sold in Europe? I actually think that the base model (Linear?) 3.0i FWD could sell quite well here. I was very impressed when I saw the 9-4X in person in Stockholm a few weeks ago.