Crash Test Aced- 2016 Volvo XC90 Earns A+ From IIHS

Crash Test Aced- 2016 Volvo XC90 Earns A+ From IIHS
Crash Test Aced- 2016 Volvo XC90 Earns A+ From IIHS /

IIHS just released their findings on the 2016 Volvo XC90.

If safety and protection of you and your loved ones is a priority, you absolutely can’t go wrong with the 2016 Volvo Xc90. According to Insurance Institute for Highway safety on their report earlier today (Sept. 17, 2015) the 2016 Volvo XC 90 received good ratings on all five of the test parameters and earned a superior rating for front crash prevention. Volvo has always prided themselves on how safe their offerings are and this is definitive proof that they’ve done their homework and offered an SUV that surpasses all safety expectations. IIHS have also released a video of their findings. Check that out below.

The five parameters tested included the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests but the small overlap front test is the hardest of them all. According to the IIHS,

"“In the small overlap test, the most challenging of the IIHS evaluations, the driver space held up very well, with intrusion of less than 2 inches at all measured points in the driver’s seating space. The dummy’s movement was well-controlled, and the front and side curtain airbags worked well together to protect the head. Measures taken from the dummy showed a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.”"

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Worth noting on the IIHS’s test results was the superior rating on standard front crash prevention systems. In both speeds tested, 12 MPH and 25 MPH, the 2016 Volvo XC90 avoided collisions that was supplemented by a forward collision warning component.

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The list of safety features for the 2016 Volvo XC 90 is both long and reassuring. Volvo has a mission that by 2020, no one will be seriously injured or killed if you drive one of their newest Volvo’s. By taking a “holistic approach” where the driver is the focal point of their safety, they’re taking big steps towards realizing that dream. Standard on all new 2016 Volvo XC90’s is Volvo’s suite of safety technologies called, “Intellisafe Safety Technology” which includes such technologies like

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Understeer Control Logic – minimized understeer
  • Engine Drag Control
  • Advanced Stability Control with Torque Vectoring
  • Road Sign Information
  • Driver Alert and Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic braking after collision – After a collision where the safety belt pre-tensioners or an airbag have been activated, the brakes are automatically activated to help prevent second or tertiary collisions.

In addition, City Safety is standard which incorporates its front mounted camera and radar to avoid and mitigate collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists at city speeds.

Additional protections come in the form of Run-off-road protection which tightens your seatbelts in the event of your Volvo veering off-road. Your spine is protected as well with seat construction aimed to absorb injury.

Roadsign information is read by the camera in front and displayed on your heads up display.

Seats are constructed from energy absorbing material, safety belts and airbags all around complement this suite of technology.

Optional safety equipment includes technologies that alert you of vehicles in your blind spot as well as pedestrians and cyclists behind you. Finally, technologies that keep your 2016 Volvo Xc90 in its lane automatically as well as maintaining a safe distance between you and the car in front of you when cruise control is activated can also be optioned out.