Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Saab 9-5 2003

2 , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Jun 2003

Saab 9-5 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 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 12 (33.0%)

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From June 2003, the 9-5 is fitted with an intelligent reminder for the driver and front seat passenger to buckle up their seatbelt. The Saab 9-5 has therefore been awarded extra points that now give the car the five star crashworthiness rating. The 9-5 provides balanced protection for the driver and passenger in the frontal impact and side impact gaining full marks for its performance in the side-impact test. The Saab-branded child restraints used for the tests were rear facing, but in the side impact recorded unusually high chest accelerations, indicating a risk of injury was present. The 9-5's pedestrian protection rated as average, but there was a high risk of serious injury to their lower limbs.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
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 YS3EXNNXN43000082