2020 Volvo XC40  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#23 of 2020 SUVs

#37 of all 2020 vehicles


The XC40, which Volvo introduced 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. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 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 2020 Volvo XC40 has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 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 2020 Volvo XC40 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Volvo XC40 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9271Buick EnvisionINFINITI QX50BMW X1Lexus NXBMW X2MINI CountrymanAudi Q3Alfa Romeo GiuliaVolvo XC40BMW 2 SeriesLincoln CorsairVolkswagen GTIComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volvo XC40 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 92. The 2020 Volvo XC40 is safer than the 2020 Buick Envision, the 2020 INFINITI QX50, the 2020 BMW X1, the 2020 Lexus NX, the 2020 BMW X2, the 2020 MINI Countryman, the 2020 Volkswagen GTI, and the 2020 Lincoln Corsair. It is about as safe as the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and the 2020 Audi Q3.

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