Safety Features

See the list of 2008 Saab 9-3 safety features that comes standard for the available trims / styles.

4dr Sedan

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
  • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

Aero 4dr Sedan Aero

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
  • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

TurboX 4dr Sedan TurboX

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
  • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

SportCombi 4dr Wagon SportCombi

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
  • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

SportCombi Aero 4dr Wagon SportCombi Aero

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
  • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

SportCombi TurboX 4dr Wagon SportCombi TurboX

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side curtain for outboard seats and side torso for the front seats (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Child Safety Locks, rear doors
  • Side impact protection, pendulum B-pillar structure

2dr Conv

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side head/thorax for front seats (Head/thorax side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child' age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Aero 2dr Convertible Aero

  • Clutch pedal with starter interlock (Included with (MM3) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Head restraints, active, front seats
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe & Sound service. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Accident Assist and Remote Horn and Lights. Also featuring Hands-Free Calling (Onstar services require vehicle electrical (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, side head/thorax for front seats (Head/thorax side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child' age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all rear seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

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