Two 2019 models from Volvo are the latest to earn TOP SAFETY PICK awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The S90, a large luxury car, earns the award when equipped with specific headlights. The XC90, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the award for all vehicles.

To qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also needs an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating.

The S90 and XC90 are each equipped with Volvo's City Safety front crash prevention system. Both vehicles earn superior ratings for front crash prevention, preventing crashes in 12 and 25 mph track tests. Volvo's system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.

Volvo now counts four safety awards for 2019 models, including three TOP SAFETY PICKs and one higher-tier TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. They are as follows:

  • Top Safety Pick, large luxury cars: 2019 Volvo S90 4-door sedan
  • Top Safety Pick+, small SUVs: 2019 Volvo XC40 4-door SUV
  • Top Safety Pick, midsize luxury SUVs: 2019 Volvo XC60 4-door SUV
  • Top Safety Pick, midsize luxury SUVs: 2019 Volvo XC90 4-door SUV

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