2010 Volvo S40  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#24 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#51 of all 2010 vehicles


The S40, part of Volvo's lineup since 2000, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Volvo S40 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Volvo S40 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Volvo S40 has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volvo S40 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0474% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4083%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0474% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4083% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volvo S40 is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volvo S40 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8560Pontiac G6M. Eclipse SpyderMercury MilanMercury MarinerFord EscapeVolkswagen GTIHonda CR-VAcura TSXVolkswagen PassatVolvo S40Audi A3Volvo C30Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volvo S40 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 85. The 2010 Volvo S40 is safer than the 2010 Pontiac G6, the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2010 Mercury Milan, the 2010 Mercury Mariner, and the 2010 Ford Escape and less safe than the 2010 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2010 Volvo C30 and the 2010 Audi A3.

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