2016 Volvo XC60 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 Volvo XC60 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The 2016 Volvo XC60 compact luxury SUV earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On sale now at Volvo dealerships, the 2016 XC60 received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2016 XC60.

All 2016 Volvo XC60s come standard with traction and stability control, antilock brakes, whiplash-protection front seats, front seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is Volvo's City Safety system, which is a low-speed forward-collision warning and mitigation system with automatic braking.

Optional safety equipment includes a Blind Spot Information System package that adds a blind-spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert and front and rear parking sensors.

The 2016 XC60 earned the highest 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The SUV received "good" scores in all Institute crash tests.

Key XC60 competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Cadillac SRX.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Audi Q5 earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 BMW X3 and Cadillac SRX earned the top five-star overall safety rating.

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