Originally Posted by ozz
Couldn't help but add a little something as I work for Volvo
Safety may be boring but forgetting everything else, when you have an accident I know where I would rather be - ask any real world collision investigator (not NCAP). Volvo wipes the floor. If you have kids, this must be the overiding factor.
XC90 is the safest car in the world, by a huge margin - Fact
How can you make such sweeping statements?
I wonder how such a vehicle would fare being rammed by a Land Rover or a Hummer?
Into a concrete block yes you would be better off in the Volvo but not against one of these monsters! I have seen the results of a series III land rover with NO driver protection - not even seat belts - get rammed by a large Merc - the Merc had airbags the lot - the Land Rover driver drove home = the Merc driver had to go to hospital and the car was totally mangled.
You quite rightly mention NCAP type tests as not being real world - totally agree there - they only test vehicles in similar catagories.
Here are some crash tests of similar cat cars - they show the Volvo as being no better than several other vehicles in it's class