2016 Volvo XC90 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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