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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.56out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.57out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Saab 9-5 was introduced in 2003. These results apply to vehicles fitted with an advanced seat belt reminder.

The Saab 9-5 scored 12.57 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver and passenger. leg protection was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test. 2 points scored for advanced seat belt reminders earned the vehicle a 5 star rating.

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, side airbags with head-protection and ABS brakes are standard equipment. Electronic stability control is standard on some variants.

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. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt. Active head restraints reduce the risk of whiplash injury.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.57 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.43 pts
Upper Legs 1.76 pts
Lower Legs 3.47 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal mounts released in the crash, reducing the risk of foot injury. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 59mm and upwards 10mm The front ("A") pillar moved 60mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to open the driver’s door.

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

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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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.4 L/100km 199 g/km 6.5 Greenhouse Rating 6.5 /10 5 Air Pollution Rating 5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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