Saab's real life safety philosophy helps make Saab models eligible for up to a 40 percent discount in State Farm's recently announced insurance discount program. The discount is based on actual claim payments, rewarding drivers whose vehicle fares well in real-life accidents, rather than only in crash test studies.
All Saab vehicles feature a body structure that is designed to behave in a controlled and consistent manner during a crash, regardless of the accident type. In a frontal or rear-end crash, the collision forces are absorbed by the crumple zones of the body and are then transferred to a reinforced high- strength steel safety cage that surrounds the interior. In this example, the front and rear structures of the Saab 9-5 incorporate three robust load paths on each side of the chassis. Should a collision occur, these paths distribute crash energy over a broad area, thereby lessening the force of the impact on the passenger compartment. A predictable deformation behavior enables the Saab engineers to optimize the design of the seat belts, airbags, dashboard and interior details, further reducing the risk of occupant injuries in a crash.