2019 Volvo XC40  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#23 of 2019 SUVs

#35 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Volvo XC40
The XC40, introduced by Volvo in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Volvo XC40 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The XC40 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. 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 2019 Volvo XC40 is above 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 2019 Volvo XC40 has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volvo XC40 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0325% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7109%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0325% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7109% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9272INFINITI QX50BMW X1Buick EnvisionVolkswagen GTILexus NXAudi Q3Volvo XC40Alfa Romeo GiuliaAudi A3Lincoln MKCMINI CountrymanBMW X2Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volvo XC40 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 92. The 2019 Volvo XC40 is safer than the 2019 INFINITI QX50, the 2019 BMW X1, the 2019 Buick Envision, the 2019 Volkswagen GTI, the 2019 Lexus NX, the 2019 BMW X2, the 2019 MINI Countryman, the 2019 Lincoln MKC, the 2019 Audi A3, and the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2019 Audi Q3.

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