The 2016 Volvo XC90 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The Swedish automaker has built its reputation on producing some of the safest vehicles in the world and the redesigned SUV continues the tradition. The SUV is equipped with an upgraded version of Volvo’s City Safety feature that includes an automatic braking system at higher speeds. In IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, the XC90 avoided collisions. In addition, the system features a forward collision warning that meets criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The SUV earned the maximum six points from IIHS for a front crash prevention rating of superior.
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The 2016 Volvo XC90 earned a good rating in all five crash tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. In the small overlap test, the driver space held up very well with less than two inches of intrusion at all measured points in the driver’s seating space. The agency added that the dummy’s movement was well-controlled and the front and side curtain air bags worked well together to protect the head.
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