2009 Volvo C70 Safety

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Driving doesn't get much safer than the 2009 Volvo C70—even though it’s a convertible.

In every category, the 2009 Volvo C70 receives the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest safety rating, "good." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not yet ranked the Volvo C70.

Volvo has long been known for its commitment to automotive safety, and the 2009 Volvo C70 is no exception, even though it permits open-air fun.

Regarding the 2009 Volvo C70's creative safety innovation, ForbesAutos reminds consumers, "because the C70's roof can disappear, Volvo mounted the head-curtain airbags in the door and made them deploy upward." Airbags also deflate at a slower rate to provide additional protection during a rollover. Cars.com says, "a tire pressure monitoring system and emergency brake lights, which are taillights that illuminate brighter under hard braking, such as when the antilock brakes activate."

TheCarConnection.com finds that some drivers get annoyed with the Blind Spot Information System that warns drivers when a vehicle is in their blind spot, a seemingly redundant C70 Volvo feature when the top is down.

According to Kelley Blue Book, an electronic stability system, side impact airbags, and anti-lock brakes are standard. Other C70 Volvo safety features include rollover and whiplash protection in addition to pop-up roll bars to keep passengers safe in a collision.

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