Saab Vs. Toyota. A Saab 9-5 as a lifesaver

We almost never post accident photos on our blog, although we are confronted with them on a regular basis, and the Saabs always impressively demonstrate a high standard of safety.

A Saab 9-5 as a lifesaver

But our cars are getting older, so it seems important to remember how well Saab engineers have done. You can see that in the older vehicles too. The Saab 9000, which came on the market more than 30 years ago, is still considered to be average safe, according to Folksam Versicherung. And Saab 900 II, 9-3 I, 9-3 II and 9-5 I are listed as being above-average safe in real-life accidents.

Saab 9-5 vs. Toyota Hilux

How well an early Saab 9-5 sports car beats in everyday traffic shows us the following accident pictures. The accident opponent is conceivable unfavorable, because he brings much more weight on the scales than the Saab. A Toyota Hilux with bodyweight weighs over 2 tons, the 9-5 has half a ton less to offer. Not a good starting position.

The following accident scenario occurred: A Toyota Hilux took the right of way from the Saab 9-5, which was also named Paul, at the intersection of a main road. The 17-year-old Saab successfully "fended off" the attack and transported the off-road vehicle to the traffic island. Both vehicles are just scrap value and can no longer be repaired.

Josef, the owner of the 9-5 and reader on the blog, got away unhurt and with a great deal of horror. The Toyota driver had to go to hospital with a whiplash, but was soon released. No people were seriously harmed, no one was killed. And that's good.

Active headrests as a security feature. Lifesaver since 1997.

We remember: With the Saab 9-5 and the first 9-3 generation, Saab gave the world the ingenious, active headrests. They save us from whiplash in the event of an accident, and unfortunately it took other manufacturers a long time to offer this innovation to their customers. Toyota is now equipping its vehicles with active headrests, but relies on a different system than at Saab. And the 7th generation Hilux doesn't seem to have this feature.

It is impressive to see how confidently the 9-5 behaved towards a larger and heavier opponent. He is a lifesaver and has accomplished his mission. It makes a good feeling when we know our families and people who are important to us are out and about in a Saab.

7 thoughts on "Saab Vs. Toyota. A Saab 9-5 as a lifesaver"

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    Crap, a beautiful scarab green 9-5 with a fantastic, beige leather combination less ... Hopefully the owner will (still) find an adequate replacement ...

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      Unfortunately I haven't found one anymore. This old English combination, green-beige, was chosen by my daughter in 2000 when she was 13 years old. Now it will be a 9-5 Aero 2007 in black. Well that's it, ……… one of the few that still
      there are!

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    That has gone off lightly again.
    Nice too, that the innocent gets away without whiplash.

    To be fair, it has to be said that with the roles reversed, SAAB also has cervical vertebra problems
    could have given. Side impact?
    The headrests are not hyperactive, even at SAAB.

    For the HiLux pilot good repair. Hopefully it is not bad and she is out again!

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    Bonjour.
    Il est bien dommage de ne plus avoir de Saab. Le marché existe toujours, par un curieux hasard la marque Saab ne reviendrait elle pas en Europe en collaboration avec les fabrications Chine Suède?

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    Many years ago I myself had a self-inflicted accident with an 900 / I. During the incident, I thought that what was happening could be my end. But the 900-he got in the right place and with a good deal of horror (and nothing else) I got out of a crashed car. The condition of the car after the accident has left a lasting positive impression on me. The departure of the car was dignified insofar as he has spent the last approximately 10 meters in the air (born from jets).

    My wife also had an accident with a child on board a few years ago. It's almost impossible to describe it, but one can call it spectacular. Result: a broken 9-5 / I and two howling females, nothing else.

    To put it with Tschick: SAAB is really “great”.

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    And that's why we drive Saab because it protects us. The power he has is still amazingly good.

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    So no pain for whiplash when you say you sat in a Saab. Joking aside, I'm happy to drive a safe Saab. I can only advise everyone, if you see how many young small cars and cuts even more costs.
    Saabige greetings.

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