2018 Volvo XC90  RealSafeCars93Safety Rating

#3 of 2018 SUVs

#3 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Volvo XC90
The XC90, part of Volvo's lineup since 2003, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2017 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The XC90 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Volvo XC90 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is very 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 XC90 has a score of 93, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Volvo XC90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0244% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7875%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0244% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7875% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Volvo XC90 is 48% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Volvo XC90 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9970INFINITI QX60Acura RLXBMW 5 SeriesBMW X3Audi Q7Volvo S90Volvo XC90M.-B. GLE-ClassAcura MDXLexus RXAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Volvo XC90 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 99. The 2018 Volvo XC90 is safer than the 2018 INFINITI QX60, the 2018 Acura RLX, the 2018 BMW 5 Series, the 2018 BMW X3, the 2018 Audi Q7, the 2018 Volvo S90, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2018 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

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