Being a Volvo, a station wagon and an all-wheel-drive, any normal person would expect the XC70 to be absolutely either crash-proof or solid as a rock. Since the car's center of gravity sits pretty high in the air and the frontal collision system doesn't make the car brake for itself, we wouldn't quite say the XC70 is crash-proof, the active and passive safety systems are more than enough to make any hypochondriac feel at ease while driving it.
The Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) is part of the almost impregnable safety cage, which is also in part responsible for the enormous weight of the car. Our test car was equipped with dual-stage front airbags, side and head airbags all around, complementing the extensive array of Volvo-exclusive safety features. If you're scared of just about anything traffic or nature might through at you, the XC70 is a very nice place to be in. Continue reading