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Whether business or pleasure, Saab owners across the world will testify to the quality and performance of their cars without a doubt. It may well be what attracted you to a Saab in the first place.

To help you work out how much it could cost you to insure your Saab, we've put some information together to help you understand how insurance premiums are figured out.

  • Insurance groups are usually used to calculate premiums (these are allocated by the Association of British insurers) though insurers sometimes use their own groups to calculate the premium.
  • Generally speaking, cars with larger and more powerful engines are allocated higher insurance groups and are more pricey to insure due to the added risk.
  • Other factors such as your driving history, age and value of the car could also determine how much your premium could be.

Saab 900

Saab 900 Year Engine Size  Insurance Group* Tax Range
Hatchback 93 - 98 2.0 - 2.3  21 - 29 L - M
94 - 98  2.0 29 L - M
94 - 98 2.0 - 2.5   27 - 31 L - M

Saab 9-5

Available as a saloon or an estate, the 9-5 is a large executive car that is in the same class as the BMW 5 series and Jaguar XF, though it comes at a much lower cost if bought second hand.

The 9-5 is renowned for its focus on safety, though the critics say that it falls short on its reliability, so you might want to consider taking out a comprehensive policy. This could cover the costs of repairing your 9-5 if you're in an accident.

The 9-5 comes with a wide range of engine options, ranging from 1.6l to 2.8l. It would typically sit in the higher end of the insurance groups so your insurance and running costs could quickly add up depending on how powerful your 9-5 is.

The engine size is just one of the factors that could determine which insurance group your 9-5 falls into, and different insurers could rate on these groups differently. The table below shows where the Saab 9-5 may sit in terms of its ABI insurance group and tax range, which could help you predict your potential running costs.

Saab 9-5 models Year Engine Size Typical insurance group* Tax bands
Estate 05 - 10 1.9 - 2.3 35 - 44 H - L
Saloon 10 - 11 1.6 - 2.8 24 - 38 D - L
11 - 11 1.6 - 2.0 24 - 31 D - L 

Saab 9-3

The 9-3 is the Swedish company’s entry-level vehicle in their range, and is classed as a compact executive. This puts it in the same league as the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class, and is a nice alternative to the mainstream that also comes at a lower price if bought used.

The Saab 9-3 typically sits in the higher insurance group range so your insurance costs could be on the high side depending on how powerful your 9-3 is.

To get a better idea of how much your insurance could end up costing we've split some of the 9-3's models to illustrate their likely insurance groups. Generally, the lower the number, the lower the premium could be, but other factors such as your age, driving history, age of the car and security features are also taken into consideration.

Saab 9-3 models Year  Engine Size Typical insurance Group* Tax bands
Saloon 02 - 11 1.8 - 2.8  18 - 41 C - M
Convertible 03 - 11 1.8 - 2.8 25 - 40 E - M
05 - 11 1.8 - 2.8 18 - 41 C - M
X  09 - 11 1.9 - 2.0  28 - 30 E - L

*All data sourced from

Classic models like the 92 and 93 remain design landmarks and the Sonett range has caught the eye of many motorists. Today, Saab's concise range of cars cater to those looking for performance, professionalism and understated style, summed up in their flagship models, like the 9-5 and the newly developed 9-3.

Saab: born from jets

  • Founded - 1947
  • Founders - Saab AB
  • Headquarters - Trollhättan, Sweden

Saab started out life in 1937 as an aeroplane manufacturer, but after the Second World War the market for military planes lessened and they looked for a new production avenue. After almost 5 years of research and several prototypes, Saab's first production car, the Saab 92, was born. It was brought to market in 1949.

Although the company has changed hands a few times, Saab is still going strong and it's new concept car, the PhoeniX, is creating a lot of excitement in the industry.

The Saab was the first car fitted with seat belts as standard and it is the official supplier to the King of Sweden.

"Built by Trolls in Trollhättan" was a slogan for Saab in the 1960s and 1970s. QuickQuote Logo

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