Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The 9-3 Convertible was the first car in its class to score five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. In addition to the four airbags it also features pop-up roll-over protection should the worst happen while the windscreen surround is massively strong ensuring that it is every bit as safe as the 9-3 Saloon. Deadlocks and an alarm/immobiliser help deter thieves.

With the roof down, you lose a fair amount of the boot's storage capacity, although you can still squeeze the shopping in. Roof up there’s a respectably sized boot as space rises from 258 litres to 352 litres - about the same as a Volkswagen Golf. However, it has no folding rear seats to increase capacity, but models with fabric seats have a waterproof membrane to provide protection should the weather catch you out

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-3 Convertible (03-11).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Aero equipment

Aero standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Aero optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Aero Anniversary equipment

Aero Anniversary standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Aero Anniversary optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors

Aero Cerulean equipment

Aero Cerulean standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
Aero Cerulean optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Independence Edition equipment

Independence Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Independence Edition optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

Jet equipment

Jet standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Jet optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

Linear equipment

Linear standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats
Linear optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Linear Anniversary equipment

Linear Anniversary standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Linear Anniversary optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats

Linear SE equipment

Linear SE standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
Linear SE optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors

Parchment equipment

Parchment standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Parchment optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
SE optional equipment
None available

Vector equipment

Vector standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Vector optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Vector Anniversary equipment

Vector Anniversary standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Vector Anniversary optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Vector Cerulean equipment

Vector Cerulean standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
Vector Cerulean optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

Vector Sport equipment

Vector Sport standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Vector Sport optional equipment
  • Parking sensors

Euro NCAP Rating

The Saab 9-3 Convertible (03-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.