The new Volvo XC60

The second-generation Volvo XC60 has been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award, the highest honour a car can receive from the non-profit organisation.

Scoring “Good” scores in all five crash tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests – the XC60s tested indicated a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash, based on data taken from the crash test dummy.

The XC60 also picked up an “Acceptable” headlight rating, although this is applicable to cars equipped with the optional Advanced Package. This is a step down from the 2017 model (first-generation), which earned a “Good” rating with its best available headlights.

Lastly, the SUV retained its “Superior” rating for front crash prevention thanks to a forward collision warning system (part of the standard City Safety suite) that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria. Additionally, it avoided collisions in IIHS tests at speeds of 19 km/h (12 mph) and 40 km/h (25 mph).