2020 Volvo XC60  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#3 of 2020 SUVs

#4 of all 2020 vehicles


The XC60, a mainstay of Volvo's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Volvo XC60 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 XC60 has a score of 94, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volvo XC60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0242% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7635%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0242% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7635% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is 50% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Volvo's IntelliSafe can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2020 Volvo XC60: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). There are optional safety features on the 2020 Volvo XC60 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but others may also improve safety. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps better illuminate the road ahead --- the lights point towards the direction that the vehicle is heading. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10070INFINITI QX50M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXToyota HighlanderLincoln CorsairCadillac XT5Volvo XC60Audi Q5Lincoln NautilusM.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volvo XC60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2020 Volvo XC60 is safer than the 2020 INFINITI QX50, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the 2020 Lexus NX, the 2020 Toyota Highlander, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 BMW X3, the 2020 Acura RDX, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, and the 2020 Audi Q5.

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