2018 Volvo S90  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#4 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#19 of all 2018 vehicles

The S90, part of Volvo's lineup since 1997, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the S90 packs some oomph. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. 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 S90 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 2018 Volvo S90 has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Volvo S90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.031% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5434%, meaning the average driver has a 0.031% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5434% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Volvo S90 is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Volvo S90 is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9864INFINITI Q70Acura RLXLexus ES-350M.-B. C-ClassM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesAcura MDXLexus RXAudi Q5Volvo S90Audi Q7BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Volvo S90 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2018 Volvo S90 is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70, the 2018 Acura RLX, the 2018 Lexus ES-350, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and less safe than the 2018 Lexus RX and the 2018 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 Audi Q7.

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