Volvo V90 safest family car – best-selling plug-in hybrid as a jumbo

Folksam has examined the safety system of 177 family cars. Here is the entire list topped by the Volvo S90 / V90. Among the very worst is Sweden’s best-selling plug-in hybrid.

In a desktop study has Försäkringsbolaget Folksam compared the safety systems of various family cars, such as seat belt reminders, belt tensioners, belt force limiters and a side curtain and integrated car seat.

– We have looked in particular at three safety functions in the seat belt, where we see that car manufacturers today are also increasing safety in the rear seat. Another feature is the side curtain, which is basically standard in most newer car models. At the same time, we can state that integrated forward-facing car seats are very unusual in today’s cars, despite the fact that the risk of the children riding completely without a car seat is minimized, says Anders Ydenius, traffic safety researcher at Folksam.

The most sensitive age is 4-5 years old when children start to sit facing forward without a highchair.

Of the 177 car models examined Only the Volvo S90 / V90 from the year of manufacture 2016 onwards has all safety systems as standard in the rear seat – thus Volvo takes home the price as the safest family car in the survey.

In second place is the Volkswagen Touran from 2015 onwards. In bronze place, we find the Volkswagen Touareg from 2018 and later.

The bottom placements are held by Honda Jazz (2015–2020) in last place, Jepp Compass (2017–) second worst and Kia Ceed (2018–) the worst. The Kia Ceed PHEV recently became Sweden’s best-selling plug-in hybrid.

Here you will find the entire list.

Kia Ceed PHEV – Sweden’s most popular plug-in hybrid.

More security features have become standard

Folksam notes in its study that several important security functions have become standard since 2015.

The belt reminder which indicates if someone in the car is not strapped in, the function as standard in the rear seat has increased since the 2015 survey from 81 percent to 98 percent in 2021.

The belt tensioner which rapidly tightens the belt at the moment of the collision has during the same period increased from 41 percent to 79 percent in the rear seat.

Belt force limiter which releases after the belt to dampen the force levels as the forces against the body increase as it moves forward in the collision. The proportion of cars that have it has increased from 48 percent to 77 percent between the survey in 2015 and 2021.

Side curtain is an airbag that protects the head in side collisions and was standard in most cars already in the 2015 survey. However, this year it is missing in more than half of the rear row of 7-seater cars.

– What you can do to protect yourself and your children as well as possible in the event of a collision, is to make sure that the belt fits correctly, ie tight and close to the body. Many parents may be content to hear the click from the belt in the back seat, but how the belt sits along the body plays a big role when the accident occurs, says Anders Ydenius.

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