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Saab Beats Volvo in Safety Tests

Sweden has declared the Saab 9-5 the safest car in Sweden for the third year running. Swedish insurance and accident investigation authority, Folksam, studied world wide real life crashes to arrive at the conclusion.
Volvo's current range came in second in the study. Folksam said that the 9-5 was the only car to achieve over 40% better than average, and the risk of personal injury and invalidity after a crash was lower than other cars.
Saab's new 9-3 model didn't feature in the study, but has been given a 5 star rating by crash testers, Euro NCAP. The 9-5 also has a 5 star rating.

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Saab 9-5 Commended As Safest Car By Swedish Authority

For the third year running, the Saab 9-5 has been commended as the safest car on Swedish roads by Folksham, the Swedish insurance and accident investigation authority. This latest safety acclaim follows the Saab 9-5?s 5-Star EuroNCAP rating last year, as well as being named by Thatcham as the benchmark in terms of seat design for safety and anti-whiplash injuries.

Folksham, in league with Aftonbladet, the leading Swedish evening newspaper, has studied the accident safety performance of a wide selection of 2003 car models, and has singled the Saab 9-5 out as being the safest car of all in real life accident conditions, not just in the laboratory .

"According to a study made by Folksham, the Saab 9-5 was the safest car in Sweden in 2003. It is the only car with a crash safety record over 40 percent better than the average car. The Saab 9-5 has also been recognized by having the lowest risk of personal injury and invalidity among all cars", states Aftonbladet from the findings.

"It is especially gratifying for the Saab 9-5 to be mentioned as the safest car of the year by Folksham and Aftonbladet. This distinction is based on the results of our research into real life accidents," says Christer Nilsson, safety engineer and spokesman at Saab Automobile AB. "It demonstrates the effectiveness of all of Saab?s work with crash safety, and supports our philosophy of real life safety."

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Originally posted by TaHoE@Feb 1 2004, 12:23 AM
Thats good to hear, hope-full they 9-2x and 9-7x will follow this trend...
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Oh you're kidding right?? Maybe the 9-2X, but definitely not the 9-7X... not without hefty modifications to meet Saab's safety standards... which are generally higher than most cars out there.
Gotta hand it to the Swedes... they can really design some safe cars. :lol:
 

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9-2X definitely won't be safer than a V50. Volvo really did pack the 50 with lots of safety features while the 9-2X is just a rebadged Subaru. The Impreza did get a good rating by the IIHS, but it was still beated by the Aerio. 9-7X won't be safer than an XC90 because the SUV it is based on got a marginal rating from the IIHS. Even if it got a good rating, Saab would've had to add a LOT of structural parts thus adding more weight.

Another thing is how they didn't test the 9-3. How can you call a company the safest in Sweeden when you don't test the other car in their lineup. YEESH!
 

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Originally posted by RCtennis3811@Feb 1 2004, 09:14 PM

Another thing is how they didn't test the 9-3. How can you call a company the safest in Sweeden when you don't test the other car in their lineup. YEESH!
Please read the article before replying.
 

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Well, didn't Volvo get a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP too??
 
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