2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60: Crash, Boom, Bang!

January 27, 2012


As my colleague Warren Clarke pointed out a few days ago, the Volvo S60 aced NHTSA's battery of crash tests. Impressive stuff, no doubt, but my juvenile brain wants to see carnage. Click through to see various S60's get mangled in the name of safety (and, for me, fascination).

This first one shows various angles of the same frontal crash test. I was most intrigued by the underbody shot at the end that shows how the energy is channeled throughout the chassis.

Now, we have the side pole impact test. Man, I wish these videos had sound.

And here's the side impact test. It makes my hips hurt just watching this.

Bonus round: here's the IIHS test with sound.

Drive safe, everybody.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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