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2013 Volvo C70

Midsize convertible

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front door-mounted head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Rollover protection system (pop-up bars behind the rear seats)
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G

Applies to 2006-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Volvo C70 was redesigned for the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Volvo C70 T5 convertible
Weight 3,799 lbs.
Side airbagsfront door-mounted head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L turbocharged 5-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0711
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0711
Head
HIC-15156
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.46
Maximum tibia index - right0.64
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left41
Right58

Applies to 2006-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Volvo C70 was redesigned for the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. (Note: during the test, injury data from the head were not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable test data from Volvo, the head/neck injury risk was rated good.)

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed upward from the door and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Volvo C70 T5 convertible
Weight 3,812 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front door-mounted head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L turbocharged 5-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0710
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-14.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0710
Head HIC-15212
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)41
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.9
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)204
A-P moment (Nm) 44

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0710
Head HIC-15
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)15
Lateral force (kN)1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)16
Average deflection (mm)13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.82
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.10
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.1
L-M moment (Nm)39
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Applies to 2006-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)34
Distance below top of head (mm)24
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)7.9
Head contact time (ms)94
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)35
Max neck tension (N)530

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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