1997 Saab 900

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

1997 Saab 900 4-door sedan
1995 Saab 900 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted