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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Saab 9-3 X (09-11) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Extra security of all-wheel drive and off road ground clearance . . .

CONS

. . . is only available on the petrol model

At a glance

New price £26,385 - £28,575
Used price £2,910 - £7,210
Used monthly cost £72 - £178
Fuel economy 28 - 55 mpg
Road tax cost £145 - £555
Insurance group 28 - 30 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Extra security of all-wheel drive and off road ground clearance . . .

CONS

. . . is only available on the petrol model

Saab 9-3 X rivals

Volvo
XC70
4 out of 5 4.0

Saab has given the 9-3 Sportwagon a dose of all-terrain ability with the 9-3X. It undercuts cars like the Audi A4 Allroad and Subaru Outback on price and offers an alternative to other so-called 'crossover' vehicles like the BMW X1 or Nissan Qashqai. The 9-3X basically takes a 9-3 Sportwagon and raises the suspension and adds four-wheel drive on the petrol version.

But for cost reasons, Saab has chosen to offer only a front-wheel drive diesel version in between the standard 9-3 and the petrol X model. The car feels very much like a 9-3 Sportwagon on the road with the extra traction security of all-wheel drive on petrol models.

Saab 9-3 X rivals

Volvo
XC70
4 out of 5 4.0

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