The 2010 Volvo XC90 is one of the safest vehicles in its class, aided by a wide selection of modern safety features and Volvo’s bulletproof reputation.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the XC90 is a Top Safety Pick, even with this year's tighter requirements, and it earns five-star crash ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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. Edmunds lists the safety options on the Volvo XC90 as including "power child safety locks, adaptive headlights and Volvo's Blind Spot Information System."
Edmunds also praises "the center position in the second row [which] has an integrated child booster cushion that slides forward, allowing easier access to children in the back," and notes the Blind Spot Information System. Known as BLIS, "this bit of technology monitors vehicles entering the XC90's blind spots and warns the driver via indicator lights."
Finally, Kelley Blue Book points out that "Volvo takes particular pride in the XC90's reinforced roof design, which can provide an added measure of security in the event of a rollover accident."