The powerful Volvo XC90 crossover utility vehicle continues to collect awards for being one of the safest vehicles and best values on the road today.
The XC90 was named a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the “Midsize Luxury SUV” category. The vehicle received four perfect “Good” ratings, the top rating available, in front, side, roof strength and rear crash protection. The XC90 has received perfect ratings dating all the way back to 2003.
Keeping with the trend of consistency, the XC90 was also selected as a “Best Bet” for 2011 by The Car Book for the fourth consecutive year. Placing the greatest emphasis on crash-test performance, The Car Book and the Center for Auto Safety determine a “Best Bet” based on several factors including safety features, fuel economy, rollover, front and side crash tests, maintenance and repair costs, warranties, insurance costs and complaints.
Rounding out its safety awards, the 2011 XC90 was ranked number one on the “10 Least Expensive Cars to Insure” list by 4AutoInsuranceQuote.org.
The XC90 features the Volvo Safe + Secure Coverage Plan, which offers five years/60,000 miles of new car warranty, five years/60,000 miles of complimentary factory scheduled maintenance, five years/60,000 miles of wear and tear coverage and five years/unlimited miles of Volvo On-Call Roadside Assistance.
Beating out models such as the BMW X3, Infiniti QX56, Mercedes-Benz R350 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the XC90 was named “Best Luxury SUV” by the Northwest Automotive Press Association at the annual Mudfest rally in Snoqualmie, Washington. Twenty-six of the leading auto journalists from the Northwest drove and evaluated twenty 2011 SUVs and crossovers to determine the award winners.
Boasting best-in-class insurance costs and repair, maintenance and fuel costs significantly below average, the XC90 was tabbed the “Best Value in America” for 2011 by Vincentric in the “Crossover Mid-Size Premium” category. The XC90 vaulted to the top spot in 2011 after finishing third in 2010.
Maintaining the lowest cost of ownership, the XC90 was also named a 2011 “Best Overall Value” by IntelliChoice in the “Premium Luxury Crossover/Wagon” class. The Best Overall Value of the Year awards (BOVY) are based on the lowest total cost to own and operate a vehicle over the first five years of ownership. The XC90 was selected from nearly 1,800 domestic and imported 2011 model-year vehicles.
At Volvo, safety and value are two of the most important qualities in producing some of the best cars in the world. Models such as the XC90 are not only the safest vehicles, they’re also some of the most affordable.