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2000 Volvo S80

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Built-in child restraints (optional)
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
G
2010
G
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
G
G
2006
G
G
2005
G
G
2004
G
G
2003
G
G
2002
G
2001
G
2000
G

Applies to 2000 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
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Volvo S80 was introduced in the 1999 model year and modified beginning with 2000 models to include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat and then its head hit the B-pillar. However, hot gases escaping through vent holes in the driver airbag caused some melting of the vinyl "skin" on the dummy's hands, indicating the possibility of burn injuries. Also, in a separate 5 mph frontal impact without dummies in the car, both frontal airbags deployed. Such deployments not only are unnecessary in low-speed crashes but also may cause severe injuries to front-seat occupants positioned too close to the airbags.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Volvo S80 4-door
Weight 3,576 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase110 in.
Length190 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.9 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00007
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)10
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)17
Right (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00007
Head
HIC-15188
Peak gs at hard contact26.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)38
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.2
Femur force - right (kN)3.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.44
Maximum tibia index - right0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left54
Right95

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