In December 2022, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that the Volvo XC40 was the only small SUV tested in the institute’s updated moderate overlap 2.0 test to receive an overall ‘Good’ rating in every test category (correct as of December 2022).
The XC40 was one of just two vehicles to receive the overall ‘Good’ rating in every individual test category, based on tests showing minimal risk of injury for all vehicle occupants.
The IIHS is updating its moderate overlap front evaluation to address what the institute calls a growing gap in the protection provided for front and rear passengers. In order to achieve a ‘Good’ rating in the updated test, vehicles must show minimal risk of injuries for front-row passengers in addition to also displaying minimal risk of injuries for second-row passengers.
“At Volvo Cars, we have always designed and built our cars to our own exacting safety standards based on our knowledge studying real-world crashes,” said Thomas Broberg, acting head of the Volvo Cars Safety Center. “To have our work validated by the experts at the IIHS in their newest test adds to the pride we take in our safety focus for every vehicle we produce.”