Volvo Is Now The Only Luxury Manufacturer With 4 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick Vehicles
Thanks to its top marks in the latest test, Volvo is now the only luxury manufacturer with four 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK vehicles.
“We take safety seriously at Volvo and it shows in each and every model we build,” says Marc Engelen, President and CEO Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. “We are very pleased to accept the Top Safety Pick award, this time for both the S80 luxury sedan and XC90 premium SUV.”
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is awarding the Top Safety Pick accolade to vehicles earning good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. The 2014 Volvo S80 and XC90 build upon the successes of the 2014 S60 and XC60, earning good ratings in the tests.
The 2014 Volvo S80
The 2014 Volvo S80 received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, meeting the criteria for Top Safety Pick, in addition to receiving a superior rating in front crash prevention.
The Volvo S80 performed well in the small overlap and moderate overlap front tests, demonstrating strong structural integrity and low risk of occupant injury.
It is the third Volvo model to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+, following the 2014 S60 and XC60.
IIHS Volvo S80 Vehicle Rating
The 2014 Volvo XC90
Earning high marks across the board, the 2014 Volvo XC90 received a TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Performing well in the small overlap front test – replicating what happens when one vehicle strikes another vehicle or object – the Volvo XC90 demonstrated good structural performance and low risk of injury.
Perhaps most interesting, while many vehicles undergo significant structural changes to meet IIHS standards, the XC90 has maintained the same basic design since 2003. Marking over ten years of top safety performance.
IIHS Volvo XC90 Vehicle Rating
The 2014 Volvo XC60
The 2014 Volvo XC60 received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, meeting the criteria for Top Safety Pick, in addition to receiving a superior rating in front crash prevention, making it one of three midsize luxury SUVs to achieve such results.
In the test, 25% of a car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 64 km/h. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. Outside of some automakers’ proving grounds, such a test isn’t currently conducted anywhere else in the United States or Europe.
IIHS Volvo XC60 Vehicle Rating
The 2014 Volvo S60
The 2014 Volvo S60 received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, meeting the criteria for Top Safety Pick, in addition to receiving a superior rating in front crash prevention, making it one of four midsize luxury vehicles to achieve such results.
"Nearly every new car performs well in other frontal crash tests conducted by the Institute and the federal government," says IIHS president Adrian Lund. "But we still see more than 10,000 deaths in frontal crashes each year."
"Small overlap crashes are a major source of these fatalities," he adds. "This new test program is based on years of analyzing real-world frontal crashes and then replicating them in our crash test facility to determine how people are being seriously injured and how cars can be designed to protect them better. We think this is the next step in improving frontal crash protection.
IIHS Volvo S60 Vehicle Rating