2009 Volvo S60

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2009 Volvo S60 4-door sedan
2007 Volvo S60 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
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 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
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 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0204
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 17
Right (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0204
Head
HIC-15 209
Peak gs at hard contact 48
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 36
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.9
Femur force - right (kN) 3.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.93
Maximum tibia index - right 0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 174

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

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.

Rating applies to 2005-09 models

Tested vehicle:2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 4-door

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
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0508
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -6.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0508
Head HIC-15 73
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.59
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 6.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 82
A-P moment (Nm) 27

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0508
Head HIC-15 277
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 39
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 103
A-P moment (Nm) 32

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 20
Distance below top of head (mm) 50
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 7.0
Head contact time (ms) 92
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 56
Max neck tension (N) 663

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted