There is no more secure compact SUV than the Volvo XC40. This is evidenced by the results of a recently released accident test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The model did exceptionally well in all areas and was the only small SUV to receive an overall "good" grade. This outcome demonstrates Volvo's dedication to safety.
The Volvo XC40 is one of only two vehicles to receive a "good" rating from the IIHS in their most recent crash test. You can't get a higher security rating than that. The test results demonstrated a low probability of harm for all occupants, making this vehicle the only small SUV to receive a "good" rating in every category.
The IIHS has revised its oldest safety rating, the so-called moderate overlap front rating, to give more weight to the safety of the vehicle's front and rear passengers. The enhanced test requires vehicles to guarantee little risk of damage for front-seat passengers and those seated in the back.
"Based on what we've learned from analyzing real-world accidents, we've always produced safe vehicles," says Thomas Broberg, Acting Head of the Volvo Cars Safety Center.
Volvo vehicles consistently rank at the top of safety rankings. One such vehicle is the 2002 Volvo XC90, which belonged to the company's first generation of crossovers. In 2014, when this vehicle model was tested, it scored "good" in the small overlap front crash test.
The IIHS said that while "many automobiles have had to undergo considerable structural changes to attain good ratings in the test," the Volvo XC90 received an excellent grade while using the same primary platform that debuted in 2003.
The Volvo XC40, which came out in 2017, also passed the new test without any significant changes to its structure.
"Having our work recognized by specialists from the IIHS with their latest testing shows how seriously we take vehicle safety," says Thomas Broberg, acting head of the Volvo Cars Safety Center.
After passing multiple IIHS tests in 2022, Volvo's passenger cars have shown positive results. There was an announcement that all Volvo cars tested (PHEV and BEV alike) received the best possible ratings from the IIHS. Regarding automobiles, Volvo has won more honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety than any other manufacturer. In 2022, they will be able to add the Top Safety Pick+ designation to their list of accolades.