City Safety wraps together the sensors used in various other high-tech safety aids in the XC60, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert Control, Distance Alert, and the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS). And that's in addition to a well-rounded package of the safety features expected in this class, like electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, side and side-curtain airbags. Of course, there's more to it here; the stability control, for instance, includes a special mode for towing stability (up to 3,300 pounds).
In traditional occupant safety, the XC60 does very well, with top 'good' ratings across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the group's Top Safety Pick accolade. The XC60 hasn't yet been tested by the federal government.