2023 Volvo XC40  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#33 of 2023 SUVs

#49 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volvo XC40
The XC40, introduced by Volvo in 2018, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Volvo XC40 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Volvo XC40 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 XC40 has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volvo XC40 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0317% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6195%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0317% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6195% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volvo XC40 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Volvo XC40 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Volvo's IntelliSafe greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. Active safety systems that are standard on the Volvo XC40 include: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard Automatic High Beams on the 2023 Volvo XC40 automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9677MINI CountrymanBMW 2 SeriesLincoln CorsairINFINITI QX50A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Genesis GV70Volvo XC60BMW X3Acura RDXAlfa Romeo GiuliaAudi Q3Volvo XC40Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volvo XC40 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 96. The 2023 Volvo XC40 is safer than the 2023 MINI Countryman, the 2023 BMW 2 Series, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, and the 2023 INFINITI QX50 and less safe than the 2023 BMW X3 and the 2023 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2023 Genesis GV70, the 2023 Audi Q3, the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2023 Acura RDX.

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