2019 Volvo XC90  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#4 of 2019 SUVs

#5 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Volvo XC90
The XC90, part of Volvo's lineup since 2003, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. The XC90 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The XC90 has offered Android Auto since 2017 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Volvo XC90 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 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 2019 Volvo XC90 has a score of 94, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volvo XC90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0235% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.6846%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0235% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.6846% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is 51% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is 44% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9877INFINITI QX60Buick EnclaveCadillac XT5BMW 5 SeriesBMW X3Lincoln NautilusVolvo XC90Volvo XC60Acura MDXM.-B. GLE-ClassLexus RXAudi Q5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volvo XC90 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 98. The 2019 Volvo XC90 is safer than the 2019 INFINITI QX60, the 2019 Buick Enclave, the 2019 Cadillac XT5, the 2019 BMW 5 Series, the 2019 BMW X3, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2019 Audi Q5, the 2019 Lexus RX, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and the 2019 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2019 Volvo XC60.

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