Volvo safety awards from the NHTSA and IIHS are held across the latest Volvo lineup by vehicles such as:

  • 2018 Volvo XC90

  • 2018 Volvo XC60

  • 2018 Volvo S60

  • 2018 Volvo V60

To find out what it means to bring home a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA or achieve Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS, read our quick overview of Volvo vehicle safety.

NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) conducts a series of crash-test simulations on all new vehicles to check safety beyond what is required by Federal law. 1 star is their lowest score and 5 stars is their highest honor.

Whether tackling traffic between San Antonio and Dallas or navigating Houston during rush hour, a vehicle with a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating provides the peace of mind drivers deserve. Several new Volvo models have yet to be rated, but none have scored less than 5 stars. The following 2018 models hold current 5-Star Overall Safety ratings:

IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts their own crash-tests, and only the finest models achieve coveted Top Safety Pick status. To do so, a top rating of Good must be scored across the following crash-test simulations:

  • Driver-Side Small Overlap Front

  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Head Restraint

Each vehicle must also earn an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention and an Acceptable or Good headlight rating.

The following 2018 Volvo models have been singled out as Top Safety Pick vehicles:

It's one of the industry's most sought-after stamps of safety approval, it's a small wonder that families across the country put their trust in Volvo sedans and SUVs.

Take a Closer Look at Volvo Sedan and SUV Safety Ratings

From SUVs like the Volvo XC60 to sedans like the Volvo S90, Volvo vehicles enjoy an exceptional reputation for safety, and you'll be able to experience that peace of mind for yourself by visiting Volvo Cars of Austin. Contact us today if you'd like to find out more or arrange a test drive.


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