Home / Auto News / News article: 2011 Saab 9-4X the Latest Top Safety Pick Award Winner - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jul 08 2011, 12:00 PM

Another one joins the list! And this time around, it’s the Saab 9-4X, a new midsize luxury SUV, that’s taken its place on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award list.

To earn this top safety designation, the 9-4X had to earn a rating of good in the IIHS’s front, side, and rollover evaluations (this was based on good performances for its structural twin, the Cadillac SRX). A good rating was also secured for protection in rear-end crashes (a separate rear impact test was conducted for the seats/head restraints.

To earn a Top Safety Pick award, vehicles need to earn the highest ratings in all four Institute safety evaluations, as well as have electronic stability control.

Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2011 Saab 9-4X Review