Review: Volvo SUVs Earn IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, awards vehicles by identifying the best choices for safety within car size categories. The evaluations include driver-side, front passenger side, and frontal impacts, roof strength, and head restraints tests. Vehicles that perform the best regarding crashworthiness and crash avoidance and mitigation are awarded as Top Safety Picks, or the highest possible award, Top Safety Pick+.

Volvo Safety

Volvo is dedicated to designing vehicles that help keep the occupant space intact in the event of a crash, which is why Volvo’s safety cage is made from hot-formed high-strength steel. Volvo also designed the Side Impact Protection System SIPS™ to help protect Volvo passengers, as well as a unique Whiplash Protection System WHIPS™, to help reduce the risk of whiplash injury if your Volvo is hit from behind.

2019 Volvo XC40

The 2019 Volvo XC40 earned the highest rating of 2019 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS*. The Volvo XC40 employs standard safety features consisting of lane keeping aid, oncoming lane mitigation, run-off road mitigation, rear collision warning, driver alert control, a rearview camera, road sign information, and an advanced airbag system. Additionally, the XC40 utilizes Volvo’s City Safety system which warns you of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists that may be in your path and can automatically brake to avoid a collision.

2019 Volvo XC60

The 2019 Volvo XC60 was awarded the 2019 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS*. Focusing on safety, the XC60 includes an advanced airbag system, rear collision warning, blind spot information with cross traffic alert, active bending lights, and run-off road mitigation. Also, run-off road protection is included, which includes an energy-absorbing feature in the front seat frames that cushions vertical impact in the event of a hard landing.

2019 Volvo XC90

The 2019 Volvo XC90 received a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick. The XC90 utilizes lane keeping aid, road sign information, oncoming lane mitigation, run-off road mitigation, rear collision mitigation support, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, an advanced airbag system, and Volvo’s City Safety collision avoidance technology. Also included is Pilot Assist semi-autonomous technology with adaptive cruise control.

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*Safety rating earned when vehicle is equipped with specific headlights

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