The Saab 9-3X has a distinct cabin, with an uncluttered, simple dashboard. Controls are simple and intuitive, and steering wheel-mounted controls for the trip computer, phone and audio functions mean you don't have to take your eye off the road too often. A helpful night panel button switches off illumination to all but the most essential functions to help avoid eye fatigue. Saab has a reputation for comfortable seats and the 9-3X upholds it, with superbly supportive seats.
Saab 9-3X 4x4 space & practicality
There's plenty of room in the front, and plenty of adjustment to make yourself comfortable. Rear-seat passengers have lots room, but shoulder-room might be tight with three adults in the back. The transmission tunnel intrudes, too. The 419-litre boot isn't huge by some rivals' standards, but it is well shaped. It's also impressively wide - especially at the front. When lowered, 60/40 split-fold rear seats can increase the boot to 1287 litres.
Saab 9-3X 4x4 equipment
There's lots of desirable equipment as standard. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and automatic lights are included, as are steering-wheel mounted audio controls, and a stereo with MP3 connectivity. Matt chrome roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and SUV-style bodykit are also all present.