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2014 Volvo XC60

Midsize luxury SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Built-in child restraints (optional)
4
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
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
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2013-14 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
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Volvo XC60 was introduced in the 2010 model year. Beginning with 2013 models, the side curtain airbags were reprogrammed to deploy in small overlap frontal crashes to improve occupant protection.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the both the lower and upper interior at 6 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 movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Volvo XC60 3.2 4wd
Weight 4,127 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length182 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.2 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1304
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)6
Footrest (cm)3
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)0
Steering column1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)6
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)4
Lower instrument panel (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1304
Head
HIC-1591
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)11
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Femur (kN)
Left0.1
Right0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left1
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.37
Right0.46
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left0.8
Right0.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left42
Right32

Applies to 2010-14 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 XC60 was introduced in the 2010 model year.

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 roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 4wd
Weight 4,169 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length182 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.2 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0916
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)4
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0916
Head
HIC-15188
Peak gs at hard contact11
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)4
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)39
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.1
Femur force - right (kN)0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.26
Maximum tibia index - right0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left44
Right62

Applies to 2010-14 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 XC60 was introduced in the 2010 model year.

During the test, the lower side seat trim was pushed against a service release button for the safety belt, which then detached from its anchor on the outboard side of the driver's seat. Although there was no unusual movement of the dummy, the dummy was not restrained during part of the crash event. Volvo has addressed the problem on models built after November 2009 and is issuing a recall to fix the belts on cars built earlier.

Cars built before the fix and subsequently not repaired would be rated only Acceptable and would not be eligible for TOP SAFETY PICK status.

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 vehicle2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 4wd
Weight 4,176 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length182 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.2 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0927
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.
-22.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0927
Head HIC-1585
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)0.9
Combined force (kN)1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)33
A-P moment (Nm) -19

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0927
Head HIC-15158
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.66
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)56
A-P moment (Nm) -20

Applies to 2010-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,172 lbs
Peak force21,828 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.23
Tested vehicle
2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 4-door 4wd
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

Applies to 2010-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)34
Distance below top of head (mm)6
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)8.2
Head contact time (ms)84
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)20
Max neck tension (N)328

Applies to 2013-15 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection
  • Standard City Safety

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 13 mph.
2 points

Tested vehicle

2013 Volvo XC60 T6 4-door 4wd

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2013-15 models

System details

  • Standard City Safety

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
0 points

Tested vehicle

2013 Volvo XC60 T6 4-door 4wd

How this rating is determined

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