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The Cadillac SRX and the Saab 9-4X may look quite a bit different, but the two vehicles are based upon the same hardware and are built in the same plant in Mexico. Since the SRX has already been given a "Top Pick" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, does that mean that the Saab should also get the thumbs up? Yep.

The IIHS has just named the 9-4X a "Top Pick" because the luxurious crossover received top scores in front, rear and side-impact crashes while including standard stability control. Like the SRX, the 9-4X also scored a top score of "Good" in the roof crush test. To receive the top score, the 9-4X's roof had to hold at least four times its overall weight. In this case, the IIHS lumped the 9-4X with the SRX and gave it the exact same weight ratio of 4.14.

If you're scoring at home, you've probably noticed that more and more crossovers are acing the IIHS tests. Since the Insurance Institute tests are among the most stringent ever devised, we're thinking this is a very good thing for car buyers. Whether Saab will be around long enough for more car shoppers to buy the 9-4X is another matter altogether.


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  • 11 Comments
      João Carlos Santos
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks Saabs are really nice?
        EChid
        • 4 Years Ago
        @João Carlos Santos
        Most definitely not. The 9-4x is my favourite crossover. Both attractively styled and apparently very nice to drive (i.e. better than the Caddy, and better than most CUVs).
        Andrew
        • 4 Years Ago
        @João Carlos Santos
        yaw
        sanmusa
        • 4 Years Ago
        @João Carlos Santos
        SAAB lover here, and you're not alone.
        Fixitfixitstop
        • 4 Years Ago
        @João Carlos Santos
        I still want a 9-7x. Yes, I know it's a Chevy Trailblazer all gussed up, but I DO NOT CARE.
          shiny.penny
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Fixitfixitstop
          I consider myself lucky enough to own a 9-7x Aero... my local dealer gets really upset when I refer to it as a Trollblazer. I've spanked more than a few unsuspecting 5.0 Mustang boy racers with it:)
      Ian Rommel
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saab design has always been distinctive in my eyes. Very attractive.
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope the brand will around for many more years to come.
      Charlie Bergren
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks for reminding me about this abomination. My 900 spits on it. Kill it with fire.
      willyk52
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am really feeling my age.....Saab and Cadillac built at the same plant in Mexico......
      • 4 Years Ago
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