Saab 9-5 Off-Set Crash At 80mph Closing Speed

Owners of both the Saab 9-5 Saloon and Estate are among the world’s most safeguarded drivers behind the wheel, according to an authoritative independent report from the US Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

The 9-5 Saloon topped the luxury midsize category for relative frequency of injury insurance claims. HLDI’s study, covering model years 2001-2003, compares cars by looking at the relative frequencies of injury compensation claims, plus the cost of injuries sustained following on-road crashes, based on insurance claims per insured vehicle year.

Both the 9-5 Saloon and Estate achieved a rating of "substantially better than average" for injury claims in their category. The 9-5 Saloon emerged top, at 53 per cent better than average, and the Estate ranked 39 per cent above average.

Saab’s real-life safety philosophy puts priority on systems and structures that help protect occupants in a real-world collision. Although Saab conducts numerous laboratory crash tests and other tests on the 9-5 - including simulated animal collisions and truck-to-car side impacts - it is real-life collisions and their infinite variables that drive Saab safety engineers and their work.

One feature that distinguishes the Saab 9-5 from its competitors is the Saab Active Head Restraint (SAHR) system in the front seats. Other standard safety features include:

Published : 10/11/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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