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Volvo XC60

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
37
Front: 15.5
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 3
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
39
PEDESTRIAN
**
17


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildVolvo Childseat, rearward facing
3 year old ChildVolvo Childseat, rearward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Tested modelVolvo XC60 diesel 'Momentum', LHD
Body type5 door crossover
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1850kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies XC60's

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact and the windscreen pillar was displaced rearward only 3mm after the test. The steering column is designed to collapse horizontally away from the driver and this created additional space for protection. Degressive adaptive load-limiters tailor the restraint of the occupants according to the position of the seat and the severity of the accident. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs and Volvo were able to demonstrate that similar levels of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions.

Side impact
The XC60 scored maximum points for the protection provided in the side impact and pole tests.

Child occupant
Both dummies were seated in rearward-facing child restraints. Based on dummy readings in the dynamic tests, the XC60 scored maximum points for its protection of the 3 year child and lost only a fraction of a point for the 1½ year infant. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child seat to be used in that position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing seat in that position without first disabling the airbag was not clear and were not permanently attached. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. However, additional tests showed that some areas beyond the central zone provided poor protection. In the area likely to be hit by a child's head, protection provided by the bonnet provided was predominantly fair. However, protection was mostly poor for an adult's head and the front edge of the bonnet scored no points.

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