Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volvo V60 2012

2.4D plug in hybrid 'Momemtum' , 5-door estate

Test Date: Nov 2012

Volvo V60  crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 65%
Safety Assist 100%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
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 - Adequate 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. 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 Plug-In Hybrid scored maximum points, with good protection of all body areas. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated on labels in the car.


The protection offered by the bumper to pedestrians' legs was good in most areas tested. The front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor or marginal. In most areas where the bonnet would be struck by the head of a child, good protection was provided but the protection offered to an adult's head was predominantly poor but was good in several of the areas tested.

Safety assist

The V60 Plug-In Hybrid has electronic stability control as standard, and the car passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. Seatbelt reminders are provided for the front and rear seats and a driver-set speed limitiation device is also standard on all variants.

applies to all V60 plug in hybrids of the specification tested