2016 Volvo XC90 Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award | Edmunds

2016 Volvo XC90 Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award


ARLINGTON, Virginia — The redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 luxury crossover earned the highest 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The XC90 earned "good" ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness tests. The SUV features a standard front crash prevention system.

The 2016 XC90 comes with an upgraded version of Volvo's City Safety feature. The automatic braking system now functions at higher speeds.

A new run-off road protection system detects when the XC90 has unintentionally left the road and tightens the seatbelts. The seats are also designed to absorb spinal loads to reduce injuries during a hard landing.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not rated the 2016 XC90.

Key XC90 competitors include the Acura MDX, BMW X5 and Infiniti QX60.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Acura MDX also earned the highest 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2016 Infiniti QX60 and 2016 BMW X5 have not been rated.

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