2024 Volvo XC40 Recharge

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Volvo XC40 Recharge 4-door SUV
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: original test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Advanced

Seat belts & child restraints

LATCH ease of use

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.

Small overlap front

The small overlap front evaluation consists of a driver-side and a passenger-side component. If the results of the two evaluations differ, then the combined small overlap rating is equal to the lower rating.

Driver-side

  • Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 4-door 4wd

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, a new electric SUV, was introduced in the 2021 model year and the Volvo C40 Recharge was introduced in the 2022 model year.

Overall driver-side evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver 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.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was very low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN2103
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 3
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN2103
Head
HIC-15 52
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 19
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.48
Right 0.35
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 20

Passenger-side

  • Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 4-door 4wd

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, a new electric SUV, was introduced in the 2021 model year and the Volvo C40 Recharge was introduced in the 2022 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 XC40 Recharge conducted by Volvo as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall passenger-side evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2104
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 6
Right toepan (cm) 2
Center toepan (cm) 1
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 3
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2104
Head
HIC-15 77
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.41
Right 0.86
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 41
Right 63

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2104
Head
HIC-15 39
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 4
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.45
Right 0.24
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 23
Right 26

How the small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 4-door 4wd

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, a new electric SUV, was introduced in the 2021 model year and the Volvo C40 Recharge was introduced in the 2022 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 moderate overlap frontal 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 contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

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 CEF2102
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2102
Head
HIC-15 266
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.20
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 54
Right 36

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 4-door 4wd

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, a new electric SUV, was introduced in the 2021 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 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 CES2104
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -20.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES2104
Head HIC-15 88
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 41
Average deflection (mm) 35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.10
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.87
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 33
A-P moment (Nm) -21

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES2104
Head HIC-15 136
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 69
A-P moment (Nm) -22

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Collision Warning with Full Autobrake

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2021-24 models

Advanced
Advanced

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 8 mph.
  • In the 25 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 17 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 26 mph. A warning was issued 1.8 seconds before impact.

Child seat anchors

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trimT5 Momentum
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trimT5 Momentum
Seat type leather
1 2 3
GGood
AAcceptable
MMarginal
PPoor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 27
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 4
Clearance angle (degrees) 21
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 21
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 6
Clearance angle (degrees) 21
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated

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