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Saab 93: the new Epsilon frame of the new 93 sedan as crash

Customer Question

Is the new Epsilon frame of the new 93 sedan as crash resistant as the previous generation Saab 93 that was introduced in 2002?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 9 years ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer.

The new frame was test in the crash test. It was very good, either as good if not better than the 02 models.

Rating Key:

G= Good A=Acceptable M=Marginal P=Poor

Injury measures

Vehicle make/model 2008 Saab 9-3


Structure/ safety cage G

Head/ neck G

Chest G

Leg/foot left, right G

Restraints/ dummy kinematics G

To answer you question, this car is A+ when it comes to safety.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to OnlineMechanic's Post: I want to know how it is possible for the IIHS to give the 2007 Saab 93 a "Gold Pick" rating (The highest) yet the NHTSA gave it only 4 stars
on the frontal crash test. I bought the car for my daughter based on the IIHS ratings, but I am
confused as to how it would get a lesser rating from the government. The front of the car frame
has multiple crush boxes to ensure impact absorption. I don't get it!