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2010 Saab 9-3 2-door convertible

Midsize convertible
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2007 Saab 9-3 2-door convertible shown
2007 Saab 9-3 2-door convertible shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Rollover protection system (pop-up bars behind the rear seats)
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
2005
G
G
2004
G
G

Applies to 2004-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Saab 9-3 convertible was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T convertible
Weight 3,587 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length182 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0716
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)11
Right (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0716
Head
HIC-15240
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)20
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.6
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.23
Maximum tibia index - right0.60
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left67
Right92

Applies to 2004-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Saab 9-3 convertible was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T convertible
Weight 3,616 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length182 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0707
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-16.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0707
Head HIC-15523
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)40
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)33
Average deflection (mm)24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)197
A-P moment (Nm) 18

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0707
Head HIC-15527
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)21
Average deflection (mm)17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.6
Acetabulum force (kN)1.8
Combined force (kN)3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)25
A-P moment (Nm) 12

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)35
Distance below top of head (mm)60
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.2
Head contact time (ms)64
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)13
Max neck tension (N)563

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