Volvo 850/S701993-2000 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Volvo 850 (renamed Volvo S70 in 1998) was introduced in the 1993 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well, although instrument panel and toepan intrusion was more than is desirable.
- Moderate intrusion in the driver footwell area didn't cause high forces on the dummy's legs.
- Volvo head restraints have consistently surpassed others. They're high enough and close enough to the back of the head for effective protection.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional, beginning with early 1995 models; standard in late 1995-1998 models); front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (1999-2000 models)
- Built-in child restraints (optional)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (beginning with 1995 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1995 Volvo 850 4-door
- Class: Midsize luxury/near luxury car
- Weight: 3,131 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 105 in.
- Length: 184 in.
- Width: 69 in.
- Engine: 2.4 L 5-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 20 mpg city | 29 mpg highway