2011 Volvo S60  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#28 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#61 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Volvo S60
The S60, part of Volvo's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Volvo S60 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2021. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Volvo S60 is 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 2011 Volvo S60 has a score of 77, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Volvo S60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0454% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1839%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0454% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1839% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Volvo S60 is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Volvo S60 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9358Cadillac CTSLexus ISLincoln MKZINFINITI EXVolvo S60INFINITI GAudi Q5M.-B. C-ClassBMW X3Acura RDXVolvo C70BMW 3 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Volvo S60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2011 Volvo S60 is safer than the 2011 Cadillac CTS, the 2011 Lexus IS, and the 2011 Lincoln MKZ and less safe than the 2011 Acura RDX, the 2011 BMW X3, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2011 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2011 INFINITI EX and the 2011 INFINITI G.

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