Volvo S60 Earns 5 Stars in NHTSA Safety Rating
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has commended the 2012 Volvo S60 with a five star safety rating in its latest crash tests. The federal agency recently changed its rules and guidelines for the safety crash tests last year making them more stringent and harder for cars to earn five stars in the test. But, the new Volvo S60 has passed the series of safety tests with flying colors.
As a reminder, the Volvo S60 has been in production since 2010 and the 2012 model year is the second generation of this midsize sedan. The S60 range comprises of a total of seven engines. The engines range from the 1.6L T3 petrol turbo unit to the 2.4 liter D5 turbodiesel unit. The sedan has a wheelbase of 109.3 inches and is 182.2 inches long, 73.4 inches wide and 58.4 inches high.
The S60 earned five star ratings in frontal, rollover, side pole and side barrier crashes, earning an overall safety rating of five stars. This midsize sedan of Volvo is only the eighth vehicle to be awarded five stars by the NHTSA for 2012 model year. Other vehicles earning this commendation include the Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Saab 9-4X, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac SRX and the Cadillac CTS. NHTSA has tested a total of 74 vehicles for the 2012 model year which include 22 SUVs, eight pickup trucks and two minivans.