ARLINGTON, VA – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the model-year 2011 Saab 9-4X, a new midsize luxury SUV, the Top Safety Pick award.
The 9-4X drew the highest rating of "good" in IIHS front, side and rollover crash evaluations based on good performances for its structural twin, the Cadillac SRX. A separate rear-impact test was conducted for the seats/head restraints in the 9-4X, resulting in a "good" rating for protection in rear-end crashes.
Only three weeks ago, the Saab 9-5 Sedan received the same honor.
"To achieve two Top Safety Picks in three weeks is, of course, extremely gratifying," said Per Lenhoff, head of safety development at Saab Automobile.