Awards

The Saab 9-3 family is the only car line in its class to offer three models chosen as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2009 Top Safety Picks. Learn more about the IIHS safety tests.
2009: Top Safety Pick
2008: Top Safety Pick
2007: Top Safety Pick

The Saab 9-3 SportCombi was awarded the 2009 “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the third year in a row.
2009: Top Safety Pick
2008: Top Safety Pick
2007: Top Safety Pick

For the third year in a row, the Saab 9-3 Convertible was awarded the 2009 “Top Safety Pick” for open-top models by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2009: Top Safety Pick
2008: Top Safety Pick
2007: Top Safety Pick

“The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan earned the IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick Award” for 2009. This makes it one of the safest cars in its class five years in a row.”
2009: Top Safety Pick
2008: Top Safety Pick
2007: Top Safety Pick
2006: Top Safety Pick- Gold Award
2005: Double Best Pick

Based on IIHS segmentation and testing results. IIHS results based on front-, side- and rear-impact tests and the availability of Electronic Stability Control.

2008

The Saab 9-3 Family. The only carline in its class to offer three models with IIHS top safety honors.Learn more about the IIHS safety tests.

The Saab 9-3 SportCombi was awarded the 2008 “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

For the second year in a row, the Saab 9-3 Convertible was awarded the 2008 “Top Safety Pick” for open-top models by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2008: Top Safety Pick
2007: Top Safety Pick

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan earned the IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick Award” for 2008. This makes it one of the safest cars in its class four years in a row.
2008: Top Safety Pick
2007: Top Safety Pick
2006: Top Safety Pick- Gold Award
2005: Double Best Pick

2007

The Saab 9-3 Convertible was awarded the 2007 “Top Safety Pick” for open-top models by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan earned the IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick Award” for 2007. This makes it one of the safest cars in its class three years in a row.
2007: Top Safety Pick
2006: Top Safety Pick- Gold Award
2005: Double Best Pick

The Saab 9-7X SUV was highlighted as the “Best SUV for Resale” of any SUV in the US byKiplinger’s Personal Finance.

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan was highlighted as “First for safety in the $25-30k class” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

The Saab 9-3 was recognized by Forbes.com as one of the safest car models of 2007.

2006

2.8 V6 Turbo powertrain 9-3 engine was named among the ’10 Best Engines for 2006′ by the editorial staff of Ward’s Automotive Communications.

The Saab 9-5 received a 5-star frontal crash test rating for front-seat passengers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.*

“Saab designers made the conversion to a wagon successful in terms of both body stiffness and looks.” – AutoWeek

‘2006 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year’ Award received in the best value, on-road category from Active.Com and the Gen-A Network, Saab 9-3 SportCombi.

The Saab 9-3 SportCombi received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award from the German Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

The Saab Aero X concept car received the “Best in Show” award by AutoWeek Magazine at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show.

The 2006 Saab 9-3 Convertible was built at the plant that received the J.D. Power and Associates Gold Plant Quality Award- Europe.

2005

The ethanol-powered Saab 9-5 2.0t BioPower has been honored with Popular Science magazine’s“Best of What’s New” award, 2005.

The 2005 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan earned the IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick – Gold Award”, 2006.

2004

Awarded “Double Best Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, the first passenger car to achieve this distinction. 2005.

Awarded five star rating by the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) in crash tests, Saab 9-3 Convertible 2004.

The Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan is the first car ever to earn “double best pick” in the IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Results.

Awarded 2004 Car Book Best Bet, Saab 9-5 Sedan, The Car Book in conjunction with the Center for Auto Safety

Awarded 2004 Car Book Best Bet, Saab 9-5 SportWagon, The Car Book in conjunction with the Center for Auto Safety

5-star Safety Rating, Saab 9-3 Convertible, EuroNCAP

2003

Awarded five star rating by the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) in crash tests, Saab 9-5 2003.

Awarded five star rating by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in side-impact crash tests (driver position), Saab 9-5 2003.

5-star Safety Rating, Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, IIHS

5-star Safety Rating, Saab 9-5 Sedan, IIHS

The Safest Car in Sweden, Saab 9-5, Folksam insurance company, Sweden

2002

Awarded five star rating by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in frontal crash tests, Saab 9-5 2002.

Awarded maximum five-star rating in EuroNCAP in side tests, Saab 9-3 Sports Sedan, EuroNCAP

Best Family Sedan, Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, PBS’s MotorWeek television series, USA

Prestige Car of the Year, Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia

Best Buy, Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, Expressen, Sweden

Best New Car, Saab 9-3 Arc Sport Sedan ($30,000 – $40,000 range), Kiplinger’s Personal Financemagazine, USA

The Safest Car in Sweden, Saab 9-5, Folksam insurance company, Sweden

Best of the Best, Saab 9-5, American Consumer Reports magazine, USA

Best in Class, Saab 9-5 Aero (in the USD 30.000 – 40.000 range), Kiplinger’s Personal Financemagazine, USA

2001

Best Mid Luxury Car 2001 in Initial Quality, Saab 9-5, J.D. Power and Associates, USA

Best Car 2001, Saab 9-5 Wagon (in class USD 30,000 – 35,000). American Automobile Association (AAA), USA

Best Engine Concept 2001, Saab Variable Compression (SVC), International Engine of the year Award