Applies to 2006-13 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|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.
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.)
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 vehicle||2007 Volvo C70 T5 2-door convertible|
|Weight|| 3,812 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front door-mounted head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.5 L turbocharged 5-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||41|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.6|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||39|
|Average deflection (mm)||35|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||2.85|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.40|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.9|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.2|
|Combined force (kN)||4.1|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||15|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||16|
|Average deflection (mm)||13|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||1.82|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.10|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.4|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.5|
|Combined force (kN)||1.9|