• 2018 Volvo XC60 Aces IIHS and Euro NCAP Crash Tests [News]

    2018 Volvo XC60 Euro NCAP frontal crash test

    Volvo’s XC60 scores top marks in crash testing. But then it would. Because it’s a Volvo.

    You’ve heard Volvos are some of the safest cars on the road. With this new Volvo, that is indeed true. Euro NCAP released a crash test report this week and the new 2018 Volvo XC60 demonstrated to be the best all-around performer of 2017 so far. Results of the Swedish automaker’s newest crossover even match the performance of the XC90, tested in 2015.  With an almost-perfect, 98 percent score in adult occupant protection, an 87% in child occupant protection, and a full array of driver assistance features that scored 95%, the 2018 XC60 demonstrates the levels of safety capable of meeting the tough European safety standards.

    In the U.S., the Insurance Institute for Highway safety (IIHS) chose the 2018 Volvo XC60 as a Top Safety Pick+. In pursuit of that accolade, Volvo improved upon the car’s superior front crash protection over the previous generation XC60. To qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests, as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.

    Currently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not published any safety ratings on the latest generation XC60.

    Volvo has a strong reputation for automotive safety and the 2018 XC60 shows that car maker’s focus on safety continues to be at the forefront of their designs.

    About Euro NCAP

    Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) created a five-star safety rating system by which to judge vehicle safety. The system helps consumers and businesses compare vehicles more easily and identify the safest choice for their needs.

    Euro NCAP designed and carried out a series of crash tests to determine each vehicle’s star rating. These tests represent important real-life accident scenarios that could result in injury or killed car occupants or other road users.

    About IIHS

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.

    The organization is wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

    Join Andre in Barcelona on his first drive with the redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60

    Derek Mau
    Derek Mau
    Before becoming an automotive journalist, Derek was diving into engine bays and wiring car audio systems for competitions since high school. Granted, there were a few extra bits and pieces after reassembling everything but nothing ever fell apart on the road. Today Derek applies his enthusiasm and gearhead knowledge into the latest cars, unraveling today's complex automotive technology, and learning the rich history behind classic cars.

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    5 thoughts on “2018 Volvo XC60 Aces IIHS and Euro NCAP Crash Tests [News]

    1. How is the ride quality? Some testers here in the USA say it’s very firm, almost harsh (but also say that’s typical of Volvo vehicles).

    2. Kur w-I’ve never owned a Volvo per say but I own a ford freestyle 06 awd and that uses the Volvo XC70 wagon chassis and the ride is very firm chassis is like no other on road or off road in places like flagstaff or the desert Volvo makes good chassis hope that helps.

      1. An actual Volvo chassis is stiffer, as Ford does NOT use the higher quality steels, such as Boron, that’s found in Volvos.

        I have an ’06 XC90 V8 with 18″ wheels. I’d say it’s a pretty good balance between firm and comfort. It rides better than my ’05 Lexus RX330 did, partly because of the longer wheelbase and higher curb weight. A lot of it has to do with the very sturdy structure, consisting of Boron steel in all crucial structural areas.

        Rule of thumb: the bigger the wheels, the more you feel over bumps etc., since there’s less tire sidewall to help absorb.

    3. Did I say it’s the same? I gave helpful tip and again their not a lot that separates the freestyle from its cousin the xc70 other then drivetrain even goin down to tow rating it’s about the same but I never said they were the same.

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