2018 Volvo S60  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#37 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#85 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo S60
The S60, part of Volvo's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The S60 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2021. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 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 2018 Volvo S60 has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2018 Volvo S60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0465% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3072%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0465% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3072% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Volvo S60 is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Volvo S60 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Volvo S60 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9569Acura ILXBMW X1Volvo S60Buick EnvisionVolvo V60BMW X2M.-B. GLC-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesLexus ISAcura TLXLexus NXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Volvo S60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2018 Volvo S60 is safer than the 2018 Acura ILX and less safe than the 2018 Lexus NX, the 2018 Acura TLX, the 2018 Lexus IS, the 2018 BMW 3 Series, the 2018 Audi A4, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It is about as safe as the 2018 BMW X1, the 2018 Buick Envision, the 2018 Volvo V60, and the 2018 BMW X2.

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