IIHS say the XC90 excelled in both preventive and protective safety performance, as well as in Euro NCAP testing, corroborating the XC90’s status as one of the safest cars on the roads today.
"The independent testing result from IIHS once again highlights the exceptional nature of the work we do at Volvo Cars in taking car safety to a new level. Our combination of an ultra-high-strength steel safety cage with a patented front structure, advanced restraints and our standard auto braking system, City Safety, combine to deliver unparalleled performance,"
"Volvo Cars is committed to its vision: by 2020 no one will be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car. Our work with solving real-life, real-world safety challenges is central to who we are at Volvo Cars. Recent research has shown how effective our auto braking technology is. We have achieved top scores in all independent safety testing that have been carried out. There is no question that the XC90 has set a new standard in car safety," said Cecilia Larsson, Director of Volvo Cars Safety Centre in Gothenburg.
As a foundation to its strides in safety technology, Volvo uses a wide cross section of data sourced from the US, Sweden, and in-house research which are based on real-life accidents and insurance claim statistics.
At Volvo, ‘City Safety’ is the umbrella term that is used for advanced collision avoidance functionality. Through 'RaCam', an advanced Radar Camera technology positioned in the car’s windscreen, City Safety is able to deliver vehicle-to-vehicle collision avoidance – protecting other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.