The New 2013 Volvo S60 Rates High for Safety

Volvo S60The completely redesigned Volvo S60 features an interior and exterior that ventures in the opposite direction of traditional Volvo models of the past. This five-seater luxury sedan features a new 3.0-L turbo-charged 6-cylinder engine with all wheel drive, producing 300 hp and 325 lb-ft torque at 5,600 rpm.

With ratings including good, acceptable, marginal, or poor, the IIHS gave the S60 a good rating for occupant protection in at least four of five evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Categories covered in the test included rollover, rear impact and frontal crash; the results of the test yielded the S60 Insurance for Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety award. The S60 is one of only two mid-sized luxury sedans to earn the top rating in 2013. Items like unibody high-strength steel passenger cage, inflatable curtain in side-impact head protection system, and driver and front passenger dual stage supplemental restraint systems (airbags) helped contribute to winning the safety award. Continue reading

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