2022 Volvo XC40  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#39 of 2022 SUVs

#54 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo XC40
The XC40, which Volvo introduced in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Volvo XC40 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. 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 2022 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 2022 Volvo XC40 has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Volvo XC40 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0325% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7086%, 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 3.7086% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is 20% 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. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Volvo XC40: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Automatic High Beams are standard on the 2022 Volvo XC40. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9772BMW X1INFINITI QX50BMW X2Lincoln CorsairFord Bronco SportLexus NXVolvo XC60 RechargeAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAudi Q3Volvo XC40BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Volvo XC40 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 97. The 2022 Volvo XC40 is safer than the 2022 BMW X1, the 2022 INFINITI QX50, the 2022 BMW X2, and the 2022 Lincoln Corsair and less safe than the 2022 Audi Q5, the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge, and the 2022 Lexus NX. It is about as safe as the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, the 2022 BMW X3, and the 2022 Audi Q3.

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