2008 Volvo S60

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2008 Volvo S60 4-door sedan
2007 Volvo S60 shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2001-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Volvo S60 4-door

The Volvo S60 was introduced in the 2001 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 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.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Forces on both lower legs and the right foot were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.


Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Volvo S60 was introduced in the 2001 model year. Beginning with 2005 models, changes were made to the front seats and to the front-seat mounted torso airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Rear passenger 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 curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry