2020 Volvo S90  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#3 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#9 of all 2020 vehicles


The S90, a mainstay of Volvo's lineup since 1997, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Volvo S90 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With standard 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 2020 Volvo S90 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 2020 Volvo S90 has a score of 92, implying a 0.026% chance of driver death (2.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volvo S90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.026% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.9636%, meaning the average driver has a 0.026% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.9636% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volvo S90 is 46% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Volvo S90 is 50% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9868Lexus GSAcura RLXLexus ISBMW 5 SeriesCadillac XT5Volvo S90Audi A6Lincoln ContinentalAcura MDXHyundai Genesis G80M.-B. E-ClassLexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volvo S90 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 98. The 2020 Volvo S90 is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS, the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Lexus IS, the 2020 BMW 5 Series, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 Lexus RC, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G80. It is about as safe as the 2020 Audi A6.

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