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1995 Saab 900

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    M
1
Built-in child restraints (optional)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (beginning with 1995 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
1998
M
1997
M
1996
M
1995
M

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 vehicle1995 Saab 900S 4-door
Weight 3,020 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase102 in.
Length183 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.3 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF95017
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 IDCF95017
Head
HIC-15279
Peak gs at hard contact20
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 - left0.35
Maximum tibia index - right0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left56
Right143

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