Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volvo XC60 2008

diesel 'Momentum' , 5-door crossover

Test Date: Nov 2008

Volvo XC60 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
16 (0.0%)
16 (0.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 17 (0.0%)

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The passenger compartment remained stable in the front impact test and the windscreen pillar was displaced rearward only 3mm after the test. The steering column is designed to collapse horizontally away from the driver and this created additional space for protection. Degressive adaptive load-limiters tailor the restraint of the occupants according to the position of the seat and the severity of the accident. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs and Volvo were able to demonstrate that similar levels of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The XC60 scored maximum points for the protection provided in the side impact and pole tests. in the pedestrian protection tests the bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. However, additional tests showed that some areas beyond the central zone provided poor protection. In the area likely to be hit by a child's head, protection provided by the bonnet provided was predominantly fair. However, protection was mostly poor for an adult's head and the front edge of the bonnet scored no points.

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 - Good
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, Pole test - Pass
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

rating applies to all XC60s