2012 Volvo S60: Finally, A Safety Rating
January 25, 2012
Following its 2011 redesign, the Volvo S60 was never rated by NHTSA regarding safety. Well, NHTSA has finally gotten around to putting the current-gen S60 through its battery of crash tests. Did the S60 turn in a performance that validates Volvo's longstanding reputation for safety? Answer after the jump.
The S60 earned a perfect five-star rating in frontal, rollover, side pole and side barrier crashes, resulting in an overall safety rating of five stars. Not too bad, and keep in mind that NHTSA overhauled its testing system last year in ways that make it more difficult for models to score five-star ratings.
Volvo's S60 is only the eighth 2012 model to get NHTSA's five-star seal of approval. Other vehicles that have managed this achievement include the Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Saab 9-4X, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac SRX and the Cadillac CTS.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor