Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volvo S60 2011

2.0 diesel 'Momentum' , 5 door estate

Test Date: May 2011

Volvo S60 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 82%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 100%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact, the windscreen pillar being deformed rearward only 1mm after the test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Volvo showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the V60 scored maximum points, all body regions being well protected. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated marginal protection of the chest. The seat and its fixed-position head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision. Based on data reviewed by Euro NCAP, a similar level of safety performance can be expected from the Volvo S60,2010MY on.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. A non-permanent pictogram-only label gives insufficient warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in this seating position without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper provided good protection in some of the areas tested and marginal in others. In most areas likely to be struck by a child, the bonnet provided good protection against head injuries. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was predominantly poor but good in several of the areas tested.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control is standard equipment on the V60 and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard, along with a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, front passenger and rear seats.

Ratings based on test of V60 - data reviewed by Euro NCAP shows a similar level of safety performance can be expected from the Volvo S60 from 2010 on.