2009 Porsche 911 Photo

2009 Porsche 911 - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 Get email updates
What will I get by subscribing to email updates?

At The Car Connection we are continually striving to get you timely, relevant information about the vehicle you are interested in. Our email updates will notify you whenever we have new information on this vehicle.

For example:

  • new car reviews for this model by our editors
  • news including price changes, new models, or recall info
  • new incentives and rebates that are being offered for this vehicle

Our goal is to keep you informed as you research!
Interested in purchasing?Browse Used Listings
/ 10
On Safety
On Safety
The 2009 Porsche 911 doesn't have any official crash-test scores, but there's an excellent suite of safety features.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Porsche 911 inventory in your area.


SAFETY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

The GT2 uses a specially tuned version of Porsche's stability-control system
Car and Driver

Traction control and stability control are included on all 2009 Porsche 911 models except the GT3

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have passed on testing the 911, most likely because it’s a low-volume production car with a high price tag.

Reviews read by indicate high praise for the stability system, which Forbes Autos says "feels like a partner in driving fun instead of a big brother, working with the 911 so well that you can keep it turned on and let it enhance the experience." Edmunds reviewers add that "traction control and stability control are included on all 2009 Porsche 911 models except the GT3," and the ultra-high-performance GT2 "uses a specially tuned version of Porsche's stability-control system," according to Car and Driver. reviewers note that "all-disc antilock brakes and six airbags—including seat-mounted side-impact airbags and head airbags that emerge from the windowsills—are standard" on the 2009 Porsche 911.

There's not much in the way of optional safety equipment, but that's not surprising considering the amount of standard safety equipment. ConsumerGuide finds a "rear-obstacle-detection system" is available on all 911 Porsche models except for the GT3 variants; the system represents the full extent of available safety options. Aside from that, drivers have the option of turning the stability control off if they are feeling adventurous and want a purer driving experience.

When it comes to driver visibility, some problems arise on the Porsche 911 Targa and Cabriolet models. Visibility with the top up in the Porsche 911 Cabriolet models is impaired, but on both the Cabriolet and the Targa models, the poor rear visibility can be mitigated by the aforementioned rear obstacle detection system that is available as an option. On the Targa model, Forbes Autos says "rear visibility while backing up with the top open can be challenging due to the darkly tinted glass and because of the way the retracted panel doubles up against the rear window."


The 2009 Porsche 911 doesn't have any official crash-test scores, but there's an excellent suite of safety features.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Other Choices
/ 10
TCC Rating
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media

© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.