The new Volvo XC60 T6

Eleven Volvo car models have earned five stars, the highest possible safety rating, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program for 2021.

Volvo has a long history as a leader in passenger vehicle safety innovation. In 1959, the company introduced the three-point safety belt, one of the most important pieces of safety equipment ever invented. Since then, Volvo has introduced and revolutionized numerous world firsts in safety, including the Rearward-facing child seat (1972), Side Impact Protection System (1991), Whiplash Protection System (1998) the Inflatable Curtain (1998), Roll Stability Control (2002), Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake (2010), Run-off Road Protection (2014) and many more.

It is estimated these innovations have saved more than one million lives.

The following Volvo models received 5-Star ratings:

  • 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
XC40 R-Design – exterior
The new Volvo XC90 with the T6 engine driven in Tarragona, Spain.

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

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, Volvo Car USA.These NHTSA 5-Star ratings confirm Volvo Cars’ continued commitment to protecting what’s important to our customers.”  

Consumers can learn more about all the safety features and technologies in Volvo cars by visiting

*Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars’ international car range. Described features might be optional and available through indent order only. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

Volvo Car Philippine Distributor: Scandinavian Motors Corporation.

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