2021 Volvo S60  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#16 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#52 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo S60
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. The S60 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional 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 2021 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 2021 Volvo S60 has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Volvo S60 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0356% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0706%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0356% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0706% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Volvo S60 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Volvo S60 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Volvo's IntelliSafe active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Volvo S60 include: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but others may also improve safety. Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps, which is standard on the 2021 Volvo S60, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns. Automatic High Beams are standard on the 2021 Volvo S60. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Volvo S60. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9273Lexus ES-350Toyota AvalonKia StingerM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesAlfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCVolvo V60Hyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Volvo S60 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 92. The 2021 Volvo S60 is safer than the 2021 Lexus ES-350, the 2021 Toyota Avalon, the 2021 Kia Stinger, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and less safe than the 2021 Lexus RC and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2021 BMW 3 Series, the 2021 Audi A5, and the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70.

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