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2001 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 2001-06 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 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. Beginning with 2001 models, the frontal airbags also were improved to include dual-stage inflators that permit low energy deployments in low severity crashes, sensors that reduce the likelihood of deployment in minor fender-benders, and vent holes positioned better to direct hot gasses away from a driver's hands.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of the Volvo S80, based primarily on performance of a 2000 model in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier. The performance of 2001 and later models is rated separately from 2000s because the airbag modifications are expected to reduce or eliminate problems in restraint system performance observed in the 2000 model. Otherwise, performance of 2000 and later models should be very similar.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injury to these body regions. 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.

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 IDCF00007A
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 IDCF00007A
Head
HIC-15188
Peak gs at hard contact26
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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