1997 Saab 900

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

1997 Saab 900 4-door sedan
1995 Saab 900 shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1995-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1995 Saab 900S 4-door

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

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.