2017 Volvo XC60  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#18 of 2017 SUVs

#22 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo XC60
The XC60, part of Volvo's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The XC60 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Volvo XC60 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 2017 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 2017 Volvo XC60 has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2017 Volvo XC60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0312% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5638%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0312% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5638% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Volvo XC60 is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Volvo XC60 is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Volvo XC60 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9670Lexus NXBuick EnvisionAcura RDXLexus ISBMW X3Audi Q5Acura MDXLexus RXM.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln MKXVolvo XC60Cadillac XT5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Volvo XC60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2017 Volvo XC60 is safer than the 2017 Lexus NX, the 2017 Buick Envision, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lexus IS, and the 2017 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2017 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and the 2017 Lincoln MKX.

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