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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.54out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.54out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


These results apply to Saab 9-3 Convertibles with advanced seat belt reminders. These were introduced during 2003.

The Saab 9-3 Convertible scored 12.54 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was marginal for thedriver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags and side airbags with head-protection are standard equipment. ABS brakes and active head restraints for the front seats are also standard.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.54 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.43 pts
Upper Legs 3 pts
Lower Legs 3.11 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 103mm and upwards 38mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 54mm, upwards 7mm and sideways 17mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 19mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 11mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash both doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The 2004 Saab 9-3 Convertible received one star in the pedestrian protection test.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.7 L/100km 231 g/km

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