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Saab Cars Awards & Achievements

Let’s give a moment and give our attention first to Saab cars. We’ve been talking about top automakers like Toyota or GM lately it won’t hurt if we talk about some other things like this one, right? Let’s have a break from discussing Saturn car covers, BMW rotors or whatsoever. Let’s focus and review Saab’s achievements and awards for the past five years. Let’s get started, shall we?

Let’s start way back 2003 when they collected five awards.

  • Awarded five star rating by the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) in crash tests – Saab 9-5 2003 model
  • Awarded five star rating by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in side-impact crash tests (driver position) – Saab 9-5 2003 model
  • 5-star Safety Rating from IIHS – Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan
  • 5-star Safety Rating from IIHS – Saab 9-5 Sedan
  • The Safest Car in Sweden from the Folksam insurance company, Sweden – Saab 9-5

2004

  • Awarded “Double Best Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the first passenger car to achieve this distinction. 2005. – Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan
  • 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, The Car Book in conjunction with the Center for Auto Safety – Saab 9-5 Sedan
  • Awarded 2004 Car Book Best Bet, The Car Book in conjunction with the Center for Auto Safety – Saab 9-5 SportWagon
  • 5-star Safety Rating, EuroNCAP – Saab 9-3 Convertible

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.

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.*
  • 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.
  • Red Dot Design Award from the German Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.
  • “Best in Show” award by AutoWeek Magazine at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show.

2007

  • The Saab 9-3 Convertible: 2007 “Top Safety Pick” for open-top models by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • “Top Safety Pick Award” for 2007
  • 2007: Top Safety Pick
  • 2006: Top Safety Pick- Gold Award
  • 2005: Double Best Pick
  • The Saab 9-7X SUV: “Best SUV for Resale” of any SUV in the US by Kiplinger.com.
  • “First for safety in the $25-30k class” by Kiplinger.com.
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