1997 Volvo 850/S70

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

1997 Volvo 850/S70 4-door sedan
1995 Volvo 850/S70 shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1994-2000 models

Tested vehicle: 1995 Volvo 850 4-door

The Volvo 850 (renamed Volvo S70 in 1998) was introduced in the 1993 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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.