2017 Volvo S60  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#45 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#101 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo S60
The S60, a mainstay of Volvo's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The S60 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The S60 has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2021. 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 2017 Volvo S60 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 2017 Volvo S60 has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.044%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2017 Volvo S60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.048% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4865%, meaning the average driver has a 0.048% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4865% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Volvo S60 is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Volvo S60 is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Volvo S60 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9569Acura ILXVolvo V60Acura TLXVolkswagen CCLexus NXVolvo S60M.-B. GLC-ClassM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4BMW X3Cadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Volvo S60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2017 Volvo S60 is less safe than the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 Audi A4, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It is about as safe as the 2017 Acura ILX, the 2017 Volvo V60, the 2017 Acura TLX, the 2017 Volkswagen CC, and the 2017 Lexus NX.

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