Saab 9001995-98 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Saab 900 was redesigned for the 1994 model year. The front seat belts were changed beginning with the 1995 model year.
Restraints/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.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- Structural weakness in the offset test is evident outside the car as well as inside.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.
- Built-in child restraints (optional)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (beginning with 1995 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1995 Saab 900S 4-door
- Class: Midsize luxury/near luxury car
- 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