2020 Volvo XC90  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#6 of 2020 SUVs

#8 of all 2020 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 technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Volvo XC90 has a score of 92, implying a 0.026% chance of driver death (2.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volvo XC90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0259% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.9624%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0259% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.9624% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volvo XC90 is 46% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Volvo XC90 is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

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