2003 Volvo XC90

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Roof strength

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: driver-side

Rating applies to 2003-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Volvo XC90 3.2 4-door 4wd

The Volvo XC90 was introduced in the 2003 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 protect the head from injury in the crash test. Still, the curtain airbag should extend farther forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects if crash circumstances were to differ slightly.

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2003-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Volvo XC90 4-door 4wd

The Volvo XC90 was introduced in the 2003 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.

The XC90's head restraints have good geometry, meaning they are high and close to the back of an occupant's head. Moreover, the seatback is specially designed to recline slightly in low-speed rear impacts to minimize the possibility of whiplash injuries.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2003-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Volvo XC90 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,718 lbs
Peak force 21,274 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.51