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2012 Volvo S80 - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

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The 2012 S80, as Volvo's technology flagship, is likely one of the safest sedans at any price, with an excellent combination of traditional occupant protection and modern accident-avoidance extras.
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‘Good,’ frontal offset; ‘good,’ side impact, ‘good,’ rear impact; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick

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a $695 Blind Spot Information System activates warning lights on inside windshield pillars when vehicles in a driver's blind spot are detected—although I found that a quick over-the-shoulder glance also should be used
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Volvo is legendary for top-notch safety, so as the largest sedan in the brand's lineup--and it's technology flagship--the S80 isn't at all sparing on passive or active protection.

This year, Volvo has kept the S80 up to snuff for its safety-focused customer base by making the brand's City Safety obstacle-alert system standard. With an available Technology Package, you can step up to a suite of radar- and camera-related active-safety features including Full Auto Brake, Adaptive Cruise Control, Distance Alert, and a Lane Departure Warning system. Additionally, the optional Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) includes warning lights mounted on the front pillars, to alert the driver if there's another vehicle in the blind spot.

Still offered in the S80 is the Personal Car Communicator, a special keyfob system that can report the security status of your vehicle remotely—including the capability to detect an intruder in your vehicle.

Front, side, and curtain airbags, as well as anti-lock brakes and stability control, are standard.

The federal government hasn't tested the S80 as part of its revised NCAP ratings system, but we'd feel confident based on the impressive ratings the S80 has already earned. The 2012 S80 once again gets gets top 'good' ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in frontal, side, and rear impact, and a 'good' rating in the new roof strength test, which gauges protection in the even of a rollover. And that earns it a place on the IIHS Top Safety Pick list.




The 2012 S80, as Volvo's technology flagship, is likely one of the safest sedans at any price, with an excellent combination of traditional occupant protection and modern accident-avoidance extras.

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