Left Hand Drive
The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.
The tested model of Volvo XC60 was introduced in Australia in March 2009. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. City Safe - an advanced collision avoidance system - is standard. Several other advanced safety features are available. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to all seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
5 Stars. The XC60 scored 15.53 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape extremely well. The was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further two points were earned in the optional pole test.