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2011 Volvo S60

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
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 2011-14 models

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

The Volvo S60 was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior below 10 cm and maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 7 cm.

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

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid left into a gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure and outside objects, despite good stability of the steering column. This gap is mainly due to a combination of the narrow, asymmetric frontal airbag and a curtain airbag that doesn't extend sufficiently forward. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Volvo S60 T5 4-door 2wd
Weight 3,560 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length182 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.5 L turbocharged 5-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1207
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)8
Footrest (cm)5
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)5
Parking brake (cm)0
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Steering column3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)7
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)6
Lower instrument panel (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1207
Head
HIC-1586
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)16
Femur (kN)
Left0.2
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left1
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.45
Right0.54
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.8
Right0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left42
Right39

Applies to 2011-14 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 S60 was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volvo as part of frontal crash test verification.

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. Both side curtain airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Volvo S60 4-door 2wd
Weight 3,578 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length182 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.5 L turbocharged 5-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1017
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1
Left (cm)1
Center (cm)2
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1017
Head
HIC-15329
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)4
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)0.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.27
Maximum tibia index - right0.57
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left42
Right51

Applies to 2011-14 models

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

The Volvo S60 was redesigned for the 2011 model year.

Injury measures

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

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

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 from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Volvo S60 T5 4-door 2wd
Weight 3,516 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length182 in.
Width73 in.
Engine2.5 L turbocharged 5-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1106
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.
-15.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1106
Head HIC-1594
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)25
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.68
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.83
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.4
Acetabulum force (kN)0.8
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)124
A-P moment (Nm) 16

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1106
Head HIC-15434
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)44
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.56
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)249
A-P moment (Nm) 27

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,563 lbs
Peak force17,650 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.95
Tested vehicle
2012 Volvo S60 T5 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

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