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1998 Saab 900

Midsize luxury car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating
1996
M
Crash avoidance rating
1995
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1995-98 models

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

The Saab 900 was redesigned for the 1994 model year. The front seat belts were changed beginning with the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high acceleration on the right foot indicated that injuries to the foot would be possible. Head acceleration from the window frame hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy rotated around the left side of the airbag, and its head hit the bottom of the window frame.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1995 Saab 900S 4-door
Weight 3,020 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 102 in.
Length 183 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.3 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L V6
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF95017
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 29
Left (cm) 34
Center (cm) 33
Right (cm) 27
Brake pedal (cm) 21
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 17
Right (cm) 13
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 13
Rearward (cm) 13
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 21

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF95017
Head
HIC-15 279
Peak gs at hard contact 20
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 7
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 143
1
Built-in child restraints (optional)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (beginning with 1995 models)

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