Named the 2018 European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland in its debut year, the Volvo XC40 shows why the Swedish automaker has some of the best cars on the planet. While the handling, power, and amenities are all top-notch, Volvo’s legendary safety features take the XC40 to another level in the luxury compact market. Here are some of the safety specs that make the XC40 one of the safest cars on the road.
Driving defensively is the best way to stay safe when you’re behind the wheel, but sometimes, the weather and motorists have other ideas. In case of an accident, the 2018 Volvo XC40 comes with a suite of passive safety features designed to minimize damage to the vehicle and its occupants.
Front-impact airbags, side airbags, knee airbags, and overhead airbags keep you safe even in the most catastrophic collisions. Seat belt pretensioners automatically tighten the seat belts during a collision. Anti-whiplash head restraints react to rear-end crashes, cradling your head on impact.