2005 Volvo S40

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2005 Volvo S40 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2004-11 models built after February 2004

Tested vehicle: 2004 Volvo S40 2.4i 4-door

The Volvo S40 was redesigned during the 2004 model year (the new design entered production in January 2004 and the earlier design, which is classified as a small car, remained in production into February 2004). Note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door. To assure that the S40 is the new design, look for vehicles manufactured in March 2004 or later.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of the redesigned 2004 S40 in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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 very well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

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

Side

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Volvo S40 2.4i 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Volvo S40 was redesigned during the 2004 model year (the new design entered production in January 2004 and the earlier design remained in production into February 2004). Beginning with 2005 models, changes were made to the B-pillar trim to improve deployment reliability of the side curtain airbags.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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

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

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing 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 protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2004-11 models built after February 2004

Tested vehicle: 2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,260 lbs
Peak force 12,786 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.92

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-11 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry