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2003 Volvo S60

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Built-in child restraints (optional)
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional on 2001-06 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2009
G
A
G
2008
G
A
G
2007
G
A
G
2006
G
A
G
2005
G
A
G
2004
G
G
2003
G
G
2002
G
2001
G

Applies to 2001-09 models

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

The Volvo S60 was introduced in the 2001 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on both tibias and the right foot indicated that injuries to the lower legs and the foot would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Volvo S60 4-door
Weight 3,422 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length180 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L turbocharged 5-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0204
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)15
Center (cm)17
Right (cm)14
Brake pedal (cm)12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0204
Head
HIC-15209
Peak gs at hard contact48.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)36
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.9
Femur force - right (kN)3.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.93
Maximum tibia index - right0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left70
Right174

Applies to 2003-09 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)20
Distance below top of head (mm)50
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)7.0
Head contact time (ms)92
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)56
Max neck tension (N)663

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