2023 Volvo XC60 Safety and Reliability

Volvo XC60 Reliability Rating

2023 XC60 Safety

The Swedes are big on safety, and even more so since Volvo's aims in the industry relate mostly to minimizing injuries and fatalities on the road. Volvo proves its dedication to this cause with a near-perfect five-star safety review for the XC60, courtesy of the NHTSA. Only the roll-over crash test returned a lower four-star rating. The IIHS also sings the SUV's praises, awarding it top ratings of Good in every category, as well as a Top Safety Pick+ title for both mild-hybrid and PHEV 2022 models.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 XC60 Key Safety Features

In terms of safety features, the Volvo XC60 is well equipped. The basics are a given, like ABS, EBD, traction and stability control, and seven airbags. However, it also gets forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors, automatic reverse braking, oncoming lane mitigation, rain-sensing wipers, road-sign information, hill-start assist, and automatic LED headlights with auto high beams. The Plus adds adaptive cruise control with stop & go and a surround-view camera. The Ultimate and T8 Polestar Engineered get a standard head-up display.

Volvo XC60 TrimsB5 CoreB5 Plus Dark ThemeB5 Plus Bright ThemeB5 Ultimate Dark ThemeB5 Ultimate Bright ThemeB6 Ultimate Bright ThemeB6 Ultimate Dark Theme
Back-Up CameraSSSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidSSSSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorSSSSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSSSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSSSS
Brake AssistSSSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSSS

2023 XC60 Reliability

Despite earning praise in many different areas, the reliability of the Volvo XC60 is nothing special. In fact, it's a bit on the low side, according to J.D. Power's rating of 62 out of 100 for quality and reliability. Still, only two recalls (so far) for 2023 are a good sign. These are for a possible loss of driver power when the high-voltage battery is depleted and for a diagnostics error that may cause the loss of the ABS and ESC functions. The 2022 XC60 was also recalled for the high-voltage battery problem, as well as for a malfunction in the seat belt locking retractor and for a possible steering-wheel lockup.

Every 2023 Volvo XC60 warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles. The powertrain is covered for the same period, but hybrid components enjoy twice as much time and mileage. Volvo also gives owners three years/36,000 miles of scheduled maintenance.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles


Is the Volvo XC60 a safe car?

With a five-star rating from the NHTSA and an overall score of Good from the IIHS, the XC60 is regarded as a very safe vehicle.

How many airbags does the Volvo XC60 have?

There a seven airbags in total, covering dual front, driver knee, front side, and side curtains.

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