Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Saab 9-3 saloon safety is fairly good. The 9-3 gained a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating and was one of the first cars to do so. The body structure is tough and all models come with driver, passenger and side airbags, ABS and EBD, strong deadlocks, unique-fit stereo and an advanced alarm/immobiliser.

Saab 9-3 saloon practicality is adequate. Like the Volkswagen Passat, the Saab 9-3 is available as a saloon or estate - but there's no hatchback. Despite that there is a decent amount of luggage space with 425-litres of space which although less than the Volkswagen, is more than the Volvo S60 and Alfa Romeo 159. The rear seats also have a 60/40 split for added practicality.

One annoying feature is the odd handbrake, the button of which can catch your thumb if you're not used to it.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-3 Saloon (02-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • 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
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Aero equipment

Aero standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Aero optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

Aero Anniversary equipment

Aero Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Aero Anniversary optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

Aero Carlsson equipment

Aero Carlsson standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Aero Carlsson optional equipment
None available

Airflow equipment

Airflow standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
Airflow optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Arc equipment

Arc standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
Arc optional equipment
  • Climate control

Linear equipment

Linear standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Linear optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Linear SE equipment

Linear SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
Linear SE optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Linear Sport equipment

Linear Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
Linear Sport optional equipment
None available

Linear Sport Airflow equipment

Linear Sport Airflow standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
Linear Sport Airflow optional equipment
None available

Linear Sport Anniversary equipment

Linear Sport Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
Linear Sport Anniversary optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
None available

Turbo Edition equipment

Turbo Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
Turbo Edition optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Turbo X equipment

Turbo X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Turbo X optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

Vector equipment

Vector standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Vector optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Vector Airflow equipment

Vector Airflow standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Vector Airflow optional equipment
None available

Vector Sport equipment

Vector Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Vector Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support

Vector Sport Airflow equipment

Vector Sport Airflow standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Vector Sport Airflow optional equipment
None available

Vector Sport Anniversary equipment

Vector Sport Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Vector Sport Anniversary optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim