2011 Executive Auto Guide Volume Two
(page 11 of 13)
In addition to the entirely redesigned 9-5 sedan is the striking 9-4X. The Newest SAAB offers the same comforts and advanced technology found in the new 9-5 sedan, including an aircraft-like head-up information display (Pilot HUD), adaptive lighting (Bi-Xenon Smart Beam), leather interior and the added flexibility space.
The new 9-4X brings distinctive SAAB design and engineering standards to the popular mid-size crossover segment. The handling and overall ride of the 9-4X look to challenge competing mid-size SUVs, offering a smooth, car-like drive. Available as both a front wheel drive model or with SAAB XWD, two V6 engines will be offered, a 265 HP 3.o liter, and the 2.8 liter 300 HP featured on the Aero model. With both configurations, gear shifting options can be set to “eco” mode to allow for optimal fuel economy. The design shares distinct SAAB personality, from the wraparound windshield as seen in the new 9-5 to the turbine-inspired wheels. The interior offers the perfect blend of ergonomics and luxury. The DriveSense system allows you to adjust the agility of the car from comfort mode to the more aggressive Sport mode with the twist of a knob. Inside, you will also find eight-way adjustable power seats, optional power adjustable pedals, programmable powered lift gate, rearview camera, and an available panorama sunroof.
“We loved our first SAAB so much that we just wanted the same car again.
We love SAAB Hawaii, which is a family dealership. It was the best experience of purchasing a car I ever had. The 2010 SAAB 9-3 Convertible is the best convertible that’s made out there as far as imports are concerned.
The vehicle’s retractable roof can be adjusted while I’m driving. It allows me to put the top up while the car is moving, so I don’t have to stop and put the car in park. It’s a great feature that my family enjoys, especially if it starts to rain.
It doesn’t feel like a convertible when I’m sitting inside the car with the roof up. The roof’s interior is fully padded and literally looks the same as other vehicles. The interior of the car is extremely comfortable, and there’s a full-size backseat. I also love the vehicle’s quick acceleration – perfect for handling freeway on-ramps. Honestly, the best benefit is that it feels like I’m on vacation when I’m driving my SAAB.”
- Mark Haworth
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