Saab’s 9-3 has picked up the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety”s Top Safety Pick Award for the 2008 model in the mid-size category. All models including the 9-3 Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible all picked up the prize. With this award, Saab has won the top honors from the IIHS for four consecutive years.
“The Saab 9-3 performed well in front and side crash tests, and the Saab Active Head Restraints provide state-of-the-art protection against neck injuries,” institute President Adrian Lund said in a statement. “The addition of electronic stability control as standard equipment confirms Saab”s commitment to vehicle safety.”
Saab’s 9-3 won the Top Safety Pick award in 2007 and in 2006 for the Top Safety Pick-Gold award and a Double Best Pick crash-test rating for 2005.
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