2016 Volvo XC60  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#9 of 2016 SUVs

#11 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo XC60
The XC60, part of Volvo's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Volvo XC60 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Volvo XC60 is safe 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 2016 Volvo XC60 has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.028%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.5%.

We estimate that the 2016 Volvo XC60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0306% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4937%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0306% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4937% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Volvo XC60 is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Volvo XC60 is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Volvo XC60 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9767Nissan MuranoVolvo V60Volvo S60Lexus NXBuick EnvisionJeep Grand CherokeeVolvo XC60Lincoln MKXAudi Q5BMW X3Lincoln MKCAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Volvo XC60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2016 Volvo XC60 is safer than the 2016 Nissan Murano, the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 Lexus NX, the 2016 Buick Envision, the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Lincoln MKC, and the 2016 BMW X3. It is about as safe as the 2016 Audi Q5 and the 2016 Lincoln MKX.

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