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Saab 9-3 X review

2009 - 2011 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £26,385 - £28,575
Used prices £1,794 - £6,519
Road tax cost £180 - £675
Insurance group 28 - 30
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 376 - 702 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


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


. . . is only available on the petrol model

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.