2010 Volvo XC90  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#5 of 2010 SUVs

#5 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Volvo XC90
The XC90, part of Volvo's lineup since 2003, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2017 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Volvo XC90 is above 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 XC90 has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volvo XC90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0327% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7341%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0327% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7341% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volvo XC90 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Volvo XC90 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9561HUMMER H3BMW X3Jeep Grand CherokeeLincoln MKXSubaru TribecaAcura RDXVolvo XC60Volvo XC90Volvo S80Audi Q5Acura MDXCadillac SRXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volvo XC90 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 95. The 2010 Volvo XC90 is safer than the 2010 HUMMER H3, the 2010 BMW X3, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010 Subaru Tribeca, the 2010 Acura RDX, and the 2010 Cadillac SRX. It is about as safe as the 2010 Volvo S80 and the 2010 Volvo XC60.

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