2011 Volvo C70

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

2011 Volvo C70 2-door convertible
2007 Volvo C70 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Volvo C70 T5 2-door convertible

The Volvo C70 was redesigned for the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint (and brushed the sunvisor) as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0711
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 12
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0711
Head
HIC-15 156
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.64
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 41
Right 58

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2006-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Volvo C70 T5 2-door convertible with standard front door-mounted head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Volvo C70 was redesigned for the 2006 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with door removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy’s head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was hit by the interior side trim.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0710
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0710
Head HIC-15 212
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 204
A-P moment (Nm) 44

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0710
Head HIC-15
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 16
Average deflection (mm) 13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.82
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.10
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.1
L-M moment (Nm) 39
A-P moment (Nm) 31

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 34
Distance below top of head (mm) 24
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 7.9
Head contact time (ms) 94
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 35
Max neck tension (N) 530

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted