This video shows just how effective the Saab Electronic Stability Program is on the 2003 and newer 9-3 models.
The video is in Swedish, but basically the first part is with the ESP off and the next is with it on.
Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com
put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and
Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road
conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more
information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
Saab 9-3 Aero vs Volvo V70
Both cars are optimized, the Saab by Speedparts, 253hp/377nm, the Volvo by
BSR, 265hp/434 nm.
The Saab is an Aero -02 with 205HP originally.
The Volvo is a V70 2.4T with 193 HP originally
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Revealed
The federal government estimates this new technology will save more lives
than the airbag!
ESC is so efficient in keeping your car on the road that Farmers Insurance
even gives a discount on your auto policy if it is installed on your
How Effective is Stability Control
5th Gear tests stability control and ABS and shows how much of a difference
it can make on one of the worst surfaces we drive on - Ice.
Crash Test: 2007 Saab 9-3
Go to http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32973 for more car videos.
Insurance Institute for Highway Bumper Crash Test: 2007 Saab 9-3 Front
Full: ,476 Front Corner: ,076 Rear Full: ,722 Rear Corner: 69 Total Damage
in 4 Tests: ,243 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an
independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated
to reducing the losses -- deaths, injuries, and property damage -- from
crashes on the nations highways. The Institute is wholly supported by auto
insurers. For more information about this crash test video visit:
Crash Test 2003 - 2009 Saab 9-3 (Frontal Offset Test) IIHS
2009 Top Safety Pick 2009 Saab 9-3 (4-door sedan and wagon models): good
performance in front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Saab 9-3 was redesigned for the 2003 model year.
The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon
version of the 9-3, known as the SportCombi, beginning with its
introduction in the 2006 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. The
side curtain airbags deployed, as intended by Saab (even for frontal
impacts). After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head
brushed the side airbag and its fabric cover. The dummy continued to
rebound into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure
that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of
any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Review: 2008 Saab 9-3 Turbo X
More on the Saab 9-3: http://www.autobytel.com/saab/?id=32973
For 2008, Saab 9-3 benefits from more powerful engines and a radical new
front and rear-end redesign. The cabin is largely unchanged. Saab claims
that, in addition to the new look, front, side and rear, it has made some
2157 changes to the details of the 9-3.
Check out more on http://www.myride.com/?id=31123