Even though Saab has secured some Chinese fund to stay in business, it is still struggling, badly. But if it’s any consolation to them, IIHS just awarded Saab 9-4X as a top safety pick!
The big crossover joins Saab 9-5 Sedan which received the same accolade a few weeks earlier. Being a top safety pick the car ha achieved rating of Good, the highest score, in each test IIHS conducts to measure its safety. And the 9-4 managed to do just so with its unique body structure, purpose-designed for a crossover application and free from compromises through adapting an existing sedan or wagon format.
That’s also why the car offers a car like handling. That is also why the car shouldn’t be a very good off-road car. Saab 9-4x entry level price is $34,205 for front-wheel-drive and $48,835 for the 9-4X Aero XWD model.
“To achieve two Top Safety Picks in three weeks is, of course, extremely gratifying,” says Per Lenhoff, Head of Safety Development at Saab Automobile. “Our main priority is always the protection of real people in real accidents, but the IIHS tests are a valuable guide for consumers and it is important for us to achieve good results.”