2018 Volvo XC60 Crash Test Explained – Video
The passenger compartment of the 2018 Volvo XC60 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection for all critical body areas of the passenger and of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Volvo showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the full-width rigid-barrier test, protection of both dummies was good except for the chest of the rear passenger, protection of which was rated as marginal. In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, protection of critical body areas was good and the Volvo XC60 scored maximum points.
Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system scored maximum points in tests of its functionality at the low-speeds typical of city driving, with collisions avoided at all test speeds.
In the frontal offset test, protection of both the 6 year and 10 year dummies was good or adequate. In the side barrier test, protection was good for all critical parts of the body. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the Volvo XC60 is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.
The bonnet provided predominantly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian with some poor results recorded only at the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians’ legs, with good results at all test points. Protection of the pelvis was mixed. The autonomous emergency braking system scored maximum points in tests of its pedestrian detection, with good results in all test scenarios and at all speeds.
A seatbelt reminder is standard equipment for the front and rear seats. The speed assistance system uses a camera to recognize the local speed limits and to inform the driver, who can then choose to set the limiter appropriately. Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Aid is also standard and alerts the driver when the car is drifting out of lane and helps to steer away from the lane edge. The autonomous emergency braking system scored maximum points when tested at highway speeds, with collisions avoided at all test speeds and in all scenarios.