The 2015 S60 received five stars in the front, side and rollover crashworthiness tests.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the S60.
It is on sale now at Volvo dealerships.
Standard safety equipment on the 2015 S60 includes six airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes and traction control.
Volvo's City Safety system is also standard on the S60. This system is designed to prevent or mitigate crashes with a vehicle ahead occurring at speeds of 31 mph or less. City Safety will either pre-charge the brakes or automatically brake the car to help avoid a rear-end collision or lessen its impact.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Cadillac CTS also earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA.