2016 Volvo XC90 Earns Top Safety Rating

Volvo has said it time and time again, the all new XC90 is its safest Volvo ever, and the results of the crash test by American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are undeniable.

The 2016 Volvo XC90 received a full score in all tests (crashworthiness and front crash prevention), excelling in both preventive and protective safety performance. The Volvo XC90 also scored top marks in recent Euro NCAP testing – further proof that XC90 is one of the safest cars on the roads today. The superior rating for front crash protection makes the XC90 one of the first cars with standard equipment to receive a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Please take a moment to watch the incredible video of the IIHS small overlap test.

Take note that the boron steel cage (red areas in picture below) around the driver’s compartment remains completely intact after the wheel and components break away as designed. The Volvo XC90 stays on its path and does not stop abruptly and spin out like so many other vehicles do on this test.

The all-new XC90 has been made stronger by a more extensive use of hot-formed boron steel, which is the strongest type of steel presently used in the car body industry. The amount of hot-formed steel is around 40 per cent of the total body weight.
The independent testing result from IIHS once again highlights the exceptional nature of the work we do at Volvo Cars in taking car safety to a new level. Our combination of an ultra-high-strength steel safety cage with a patented front structure, advanced restraints and our standard auto braking system, City Safety, combine to deliver unparalleled performance,” said Cecilia Larsson, Director of Volvo Cars Safety Centre in Gothenburg.

The IIHS crashworthiness category includes tests covering small overlap, moderate overlap, side, roof strength, head restraints and seats. Volvo achieved top scores in all of these tests and was deemed superior in front crash prevention thanks to the standard City Safety technology that is fitted in all new Volvo cars.

City Safety is the umbrella name for advanced collision avoidance functionality at the Swedish company. Using advanced RaCam, (Radar-Camera) technology positioned in the windscreen, City Safety delivers advanced vehicle-to-vehicle collision avoidance functionality and protects other vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists in a broad range of scenarios.

The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 is now available at Park Place Volvo.

For more information about the Volvo XC90 or to schedule a test drive, please contact:

Donny Lambrecht, New Car Director at Park Place Volvo, (214) 956-5516, DLambrecht@