11 Volvo cars got top NHTSA safety ratings for 2021. Yes, Eleven.

Updated Apr 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Swedish car brand breathes safety.

One of the features most car buyers look for in a car is its safety feature. A car with a good safety rating can provide a more convenient and secure driving experience on the go. Volvo is one of the top car brands that is continuously catering to this need and has been long innovating safety features.

In fact, Volvo was the first company to introduce a three-point safety belt in 1959 – a feature that has been an essential component in making cars safer as it provides better vehicle occupant safety.

A Volvo XC90 running down a road

The Volvo XC90 has a total of three models with a 5-five star safety rating for 2021

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Other safety features Volvo invented first include rearward-facing child seat in 1972, a side-impact protection system in 1991, whiplash protection system and the inflatable curtain in 1998, roll stability control in 2002, pedestrian detection with full auto brake in 2010, run-off road protection in 2014, and more.

Volvo is continuously providing top-notch safety innovation as eleven of its cars bagged 5-star safety ratings for 2021 given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 5-star safety rated Volvo cars include the following:

  • 2021 Volvo S60 T5
  • 2021 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
  • 2021 Volvo V60 T5
  • 2021 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD
  • 2021 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country
  • 2021 Volvo XC40 T4
  • 2021 Volvo XC60 T5/T5 AWD
  • 2021 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD
  • 2021 Volvo XC90 T5/T5 AWD
  • 2021 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD
  • 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD

The 2021 S90, V90 Cross Country, T8 Recharge plug-in hybrid variants of the S60, V60, and XC60, and the XC40 P8 Recharge pure electric SUV are the Volvo models NHTSA has not tested.

A parked white Volvo XC40

Volvo Philippines is currently offering the XC40, XC60, XC90, and S90

“Volvo has always been and always will be about people, which means safety is our number one priority,” said Anders Gustafsson, senior vice president Americas and president and CEO.

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Know more about Volvo XC90 2023

Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is the brand’s flagship SUV that offers the complete package- from a premium aesthetic, high quality materials, world-class safety features, innovative infotainment system, and powerful engineering. Its latest generation aesthetic incorporates a cleaner, more elegant styling with luxurious trims inside and out. The SUV is also the first Volvo to ride on the new Scalable Product Architecture platform. Among its slew of safety and tech upgrades are the Volvo Sensus infotainment system and the exclusive City Safety, Run-off Road Protection Package, and Park Assist Pilot features that ensure a safe and convenient drive. There are three variants available locally which are the Volvo XC90 2.0 D4 AT, Volvo XC90 T6, and the Volvo XC90 D5. 2.0L engines power the vehicles that come in two different powertrains, diesel and gasoline.

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