Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Rated by Euro NCAP as a four-star car - very good for its age. There are airbags all round - driver, passenger and sides - while ABS brakes are standard and the middle rear seat passenger also gets a three point belt. Deadlocks ensure that the 9-3 is very difficult to break into. Engine immobilisers are standard across the range, but only the entry level models don’t have an alarm, or remote locking.

Huge boot that's easy to access. The hatch opens wide and it's quite low to the ground, which is good for loading. Large glovebox in the cabin, doorbins and a few cubbies.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-3 Hatchback (98-02).

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels

Aero equipment

Aero standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Aero optional equipment
None available

Airflow equipment

Airflow standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Airflow optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels

S equipment

S standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S Airflow equipment

S Airflow standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Airflow optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE Sport optional equipment
None available

Viggen equipment

Viggen standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Viggen optional equipment
None available