2011 Saab 9-5, Volkswagen Passat CC receive Top Safety Pick Award by IIHS

2011 Saab 9-5

Saab hasn’t really been eating up any positive headlines as of lately. However, this piece of new should give the Swedish automaker a little boost of confidence. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that the 2011 Saab 9-5 has received its Top Safety Pick Award after earning a rating of good for performance in the Institute’s roof strength test for rollover protection.

The 2011-2012 Volkswagen Passat CC also received the Top Safety Pick Award. The Top Safety Pick designation only applies to the front-wheel drive CC since the heavier all-wheel drive version is rated acceptable in the roof strength test.

“Altogether, the Institute recently completed roof strength tests for eight midsize to large family and luxury cars,” the IIHS said “Also earning a good rating for rollover protection is the 2011 Lexus ES 350, which is not a Top Safety Pick winner because it’s rated marginal for rear crash protection. The BMW 3 series, Chevrolet Impala (models built after July 2010), Infiniti G, Lexus IS 250/350, and Saab 9-3 earn acceptable ratings for rollover protection.”

– By: Omar Rana