Volvo Safety: World-Renowned

Volvo XC60 in traffic

Since 1927, Volvo has built up a reputation for high-quality, luxurious, affordable vehicles that deliver true value to Schaumburg and Naperville drivers -- and in that time, Volvo safety has become world-renowned. The modern suite of features and design elements that drive this reputation is called IntelliSafe, with the goal that no one be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by 2020.

How do they do it? With technology designed to support you while driving, actively detect and prevent accidents, and protect you during a collision, as seen on the Volvo S60 safety features, the Volvo XC60 safety technology, and across the lineup.

The Technology Behind Volvo Safety

  • Safe, Comfortable Driving: Adaptive cruise control maintains a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, with Pilot Assist technology and a Lane Keeping Aid to keep you centered in your lane.
  • All-Round Vision: With the 360-degree Surround View technology, you can have a bird’s-eye view of what’s around your vehicle for comfortable parking and tight maneuvering.
  • Stay Alert: Driver Alert Control can sense when a driver is getting drowsy or inattentive, and it will alert you and recommend a break from driving -- Rest Stop Guidance can even direct you to a safe spot to stop.
  • Change Lanes with Confidence: The Blind Spot Information System uses radar sensors so you can be aware of whether vehicles are in your blind spot before changing lanes -- always do a visual check, though.
  • Volvo City Safety: A co-pilot on the road, City Safety is always looking out for you, monitoring for danger ahead, warning you of potential accidents, and preparing the brakes for a swift response. It’s designed to protect pedestrians, protect cyclists, and helps you avoid turning into the path of an oncoming car.
  • Pedestrian Airbag: Volvo cars are engineered to protect people both inside and outside the car, and this Volvo-first technology automatically inflates on impact with a pedestrian to cover the windshield and work to minimize their injuries.
  • Three-Point Safety Belt: Though you see it in every car, Volvo gave the world the first three-point safety belt in 1959, and it has revolutionized safety.

Volvo Safety Ratings

Four of the most popular Volvo vehicles also have impeccable safety ratings from the NHTSA.

  • Volvo XC60 Crossover: Earned a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA and a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick with superior front crash prevention.
  • Volvo XC90 Crossover: Earned a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA and a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick with superior front crash prevention.
  • Volvo S60 Sedan: Earned a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA and a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick with superior front crash prevention.
  • Volvo S90 Sedan: Not yet rated by the NHTSA, but the IIHS awarded the 2018 model a Top Safety Pick rating with superior front crash prevention.

While the Volvo models are popular, they do not always sell in volumes that allow NHTSA ratings, but these safety scores all reflect models of the current generation and their most recent ratings. In order for a vehicle to earn Top Safety Pick, it has to earn the IIHS’s top rating of “Good” in all crash tests and have an Advanced or Superior rating for frontal crash prevention.

Find Your Volvo at Patrick Volvo Cars

Now that you know why Volvo safety is known all over the globe, see the modern comforts and luxuries that make the brand a top choice for Schaumburg and Naperville drivers. Discover your Volvo at Patrick Volvo Cars today. Not sure where to start? Check out our current lineup, and then contact us to learn more or schedule your test drive.

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