Volvo strengthens its reputation for safety

November 7, 2013 12:00 AM

Volvo has long been known as a brand that prioritizes safety above all else. For years, the automaker's models were regarded as being among the top choices for drivers, and that was proven with the most recent crash test results involving a Volvo SUV. 

As further proof of this tradition of safety, Volvo recently had one of its oldest models perform well in the crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The XC90, an SUV that Volvo has produced for more than 10 years, earned a rating of "good" or "acceptable" in each category, allowing it to capture an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. 

High ratings were achieved in areas of front and side impact, roof strength and rear crashes. The vehicle also passed the small overlap test, according to All of these results should provide some peace of mind to motorists, who can rest assured knowing they are protected from personal harm and the prospect of future auto repair

The Volvo XC90 is the third model from the automaker to earn the distinction of Top Safety Pick+ since the award was instituted in 2012. That is especially impressive considering the vehicle uses the same frame as it did more than a decade ago, whereas many other models had to undergo intense redesigns and car repair to create a safer ride. 

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