2023 Volvo S90  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#7 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#35 of all 2023 vehicles

The S90, a mainstay of Volvo's lineup since 1997, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the S90 packs some oomph. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Volvo S90 is 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 2023 Volvo S90 has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volvo S90 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0298% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4089%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0298% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4089% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volvo S90 is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Volvo S90 is 41% 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 S90 include: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Standard Automatic High Beams automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9777BMW 2 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassAudi A5A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Volvo S60 RechargeBMW 5 SeriesA. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Audi A6V. V90 Cross CountryVolvo S90Volvo S90 RechargeAcura TLXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volvo S90 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 97. The 2023 Volvo S90 is safer than the 2023 BMW 2 Series, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2023 Audi A5, the 2023 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), and the 2023 Volvo S60 Recharge and less safe than the 2023 Audi A6 and the 2023 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon). It is about as safe as the 2023 Acura TLX, the 2023 Volvo S90 Recharge, and the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country.

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