The latest Euro NCAP crash test results are out and unsurprisingly, the Volvo XC40 has received a full five star rating. The tested variant was a D4 AWD Momentum, however, the rating applies to all variants as the car comes equipped with a host of standard safety features.
Speaking of which, the tested car had a total of 7 airbags, seat belt loadlimiter and pretensioner, seat belt reminder, Isofix mounts, and active safety features such as Auto Emergency Braking and Lane Assist systems.
Adult Occupant Protection
In the Adult Occupant Protection category, the car accumulated 37.2 points. The report said that the passenger compartment of the XC40 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings showed good protection for all critical body areas apart from the lower leg of the passenger – protection of which was adequate.
In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the rear passenger dummy chest was rated as marginal, based on the dummy readings of chest compression. The protection of all other critical body regions was rated as good for both dummies. In the side barrier and the more severe side pole tests, protection of all critical body areas was good and the XC40 scored maximum points in these tests.
Child Occupant Protection
In the Child Occupant Protection, the car accumulated 43 points. Protection of both the 6 year and 10 year dummies was good in both the frontal offset and side barrier tests. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag, the report said.
As for the active safety and assistance systems, the report added that a standard-fit speed assistance system identifies the local speed limit and allows the driver to set the speed accordingly. The system performed adequately in Euro NCAP’s tests. The autonomous emergency braking system worked well in all test simulations of highway scenarios, losing only a fraction of a point.
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