2020 Volvo S60  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#17 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#55 of all 2020 vehicles


The S60, part of Volvo's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The S60 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Volvo S60 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 2020 Volvo S60 has a score of 84, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volvo S60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0363% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1425%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0363% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1425% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volvo S60 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Volvo S60 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9367Cadillac CT5Lexus ES-350Acura TLXToyota AvalonKia StingerM.-B. C-ClassAlfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCBMW X3Hyundai Genesis G70BMW 3 SeriesVolvo S60Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volvo S60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2020 Volvo S60 is safer than the 2020 Cadillac CT5, the 2020 Lexus ES-350, the 2020 Acura TLX, the 2020 Toyota Avalon, and the 2020 Kia Stinger and less safe than the 2020 Lexus RC and the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2020 BMW 3 Series and the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G70.

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