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For those who rank safety above all else when shopping for a vehicle, the 2011 Volvo XC90 should be near the top of the list.
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‘Good,’ frontal offset; ‘good,’ side impact, ‘good,’ rear impact; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick

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There's little doubt that the 2011 Volvo XC90 is one of the safest vehicles in its class, and perhaps one of the safest vehicles available. And in addition to Volvo's reputation for structural protection and protective features, the XC90 can be had with a number of high-tech active-safety systems.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the XC90 top 'good' ratings in all of its test categories—including frontal, side, and rear impacts, as well as the new roof strength test—and the XC90 achieves Top Safety Pick status, designating it as one of the safest. And while it hasn't yet been rated by the federal government in revised (and more stringent) tests for 2011, the XC90 earned top five-star ratings in previous model years.

Standard safety gear includes front side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, stability and traction control, roll-stability control, a rollover protection system, and finally, rear park assist. But in addition to that, there's the available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which warns of vehicles in the blind spot vie indicator lights.


For those who rank safety above all else when shopping for a vehicle, the 2011 Volvo XC90 should be near the top of the list.

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