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2013 Volvo S80

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2013 Volvo S80 4-door sedan
2010 Volvo S80 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
Standard system
Advanced

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Volvo S80 3.2 4-door

The Volvo S80 was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

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

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1344
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Footrest (cm) 1
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1344
Head
HIC-15 102
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.38
Right 0.47
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.7
Right 0.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 20
Right 35

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Volvo S80 3.2 4-door

The Volvo S80 was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volvo as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0702
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 3
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0702
Head
HIC-15 111
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.7
Femur force - right (kN) 2.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 50
Right 57

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Volvo S80 3.2 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Volvo S80 was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle:2007 Volvo S80 3.2 4-door

The Volvo S80 was redesigned for the 2007 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

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.

Smeared greasepaint shows where 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 CES0717
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -11.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0717
Head HIC-15 194
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 32
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 26
A-P moment (Nm) -20

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0717
Head HIC-15 215
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.65
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 138
A-P moment (Nm) -26

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Volvo S80 3.2 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,756 lbs
Peak force 15,989 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.26

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-16 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) 23
Distance below top of head (mm) 44
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 7.3
Head contact time (ms) 94
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 30
Max neck tension (N) 491

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection
  • Standard City Safety

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 13 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Standard City Safety

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • Not available.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
Advanced
Advanced

How front crash prevention is evaluated