With the help of a number of experts in automobile safety, America’s ABC News has ranked the five safest cars available today. Two Volvo models made it into the top-five list – the S80 and XC60.
“Volvo walks the talk when it comes to safety,” comments Jack Nerad, executive editorial director of Kelley Blue Book.
The fact that Volvo Cars has two of the five safest models in the ABC News ranking is of course an impressive achievement. Jack Nerad comments:
“Being on the cutting edge in safety is part of Volvo’s culture.”
With the help of its auto safety experts, ABC News identified five customer categories: 1) buyers who spare no expense, 2) those on a tight budget, 3) those who want fuel-efficient cars, 4) city folk, and 5) people who live out in the country.
The Volvo S80 (pictured above) won in the first category. “Volvo must be regarded as a good example of the safest car ever produced,” was the assessment.
For city folk, the XC60 was seen as the safest car – largely thanks to City Safety, the safety-enhancing system that causes the car to brake automatically at speeds below 30 kilometres an hour in order to prevent collisions. City Safety is standard in the XC60.
“It is typical of Volvo to have this type of advanced capability,” says Mike Quincy, automotive analyst at the Consumer Report test centre.
The other cars regarded as safest: category 2): Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, 3): Honda Civic, 5): Ford F150.