Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Saab 9-3 2004

2.0t , convertible

Test Date: Jun 2004

Saab 9-3 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
13 (81.0%)
18 (100.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 7 (19.0%)

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This car has clearly been designed to keep its occupants as safe as possible. It achieved a five-star rating after Euro NCAP allowed a frontal retest, following changes to the pedal box. The cabin around the occupants survived the impact well, although the driver and passengers’ chests were subjected to fairly high loads. The frontal airbags are dual-stage and include seat-position sensors for the front occupants. There were no safety issues with the side impact performance including the pole test. The 9-3 convertible and saloon are identically packaged under the bonnet, so results for the pedestrian impacts were carried over from previous tests of the saloon.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Rating applies from VIN 46020010