CARS.COM — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that the 2018 Volvo XC90 and Tesla Model X SUVs have been awarded five-star safety ratings. That’s the federal safety agency’s highest designation.
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The specific models tested were Volvo’s XC90 equipped with the T5 turbocharged engine, and the 60D, 75D, 90D, P90D and P100D versions of the Model X. All cars earned five-star ratings in front and side crash tests. Volvo’s XC90 also earned a five-star rating in rollover testing, while no version of the 2018 Model X vehicle has yet been tested for rollover crashworthiness; 2017 versions of the Model X vehicle received five-star safety ratings in rollover tests.
Neither Volvo’s 2018 XC90 nor the Model X has received an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus designation. The 2017 Volvo XC90 was a Top Safety Pick, missing out on the Top Safety Pick Plus award due to a marginal rating in headlight tests. For 2018, IIHS has made Top Safety Pick require an acceptable or good headlight rating, and the 2018 Volvo XC90 again scored only a marginal overall rating, receiving no award.