2012 Volvo S60 got Top Safety Pick award from IIHS

Posted on 10 April 2011 by Tony Santos

2012 Volvo S60 Crash Test

The 2012 Volvo S60′s outstanding performance for front, side, rollover and rear crash protection earn this car the Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“The previous generation of the S60 earned good ratings in the Institute’s front and rear evaluations, but for 2005-09 it was rated acceptable in the side impact test,” the IIHS said. “The previous model wasn’t evaluated for roof strength in rollover crashes. The new model improves to good in the side impact test, and earns a good rating in the roof strength test.”

The 2012 Volvo S60 comes in two variants; the S60 T5 FWD and the S60 T6 AWD. The S60 T5 is powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder turbocharged engine making 250 hp at 5,000 rpm and 266 lb-ft of torque at 1800 – 4800 rpm. It uses a 6-speed Geartronic transmission and weighs 3548 lbs. Price starts at $30,975.

While power for S60 T6 comes from 3.0L 6-cylinder turbocharged engine making 300 hp at 6,500 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 2100 – 4200 rpm. Also mated to a 6-speed Geartronic transmission but weighs 3812 lbs. Price starts at $37,700.

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