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VOLVO V40 2016

D2 variants only

image of the 2013 volvo v40 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score36.67out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.67out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3


The tested model of Volvo V40 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2013. This rating applies to the D2 variant.

Note: The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to the Australasian D2 variant.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, driver knee airbag, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard, along with several other safety assist technologies.

Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front and rear outboard seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.67 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.96 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.71 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape very well in the frontal offset test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 19mm. The brake pedal moved upwards 15mm. The steering wheel hub moved 52mm forward, 4mm downward and 3mm sideways. The front (“A”) pillar moved 1mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger’s head was cushioned by the airbag. There were no knee hazards.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Vehicles are eligible for a pole test if fitted with head-protecting side airbags. The Volvo V40 was eligible and earned the maximum two points in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: GOOD
Dynamic test: ACCEPTABLE

Overall, the V40 earned an ACCEPTABLE whiplash protection rating in this test.

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Good

Pedestrian Summary

The V40 is equipped with an under-bonnet airbag system. This detects when a pedestrian has been struck and lifts the bonnet to provide greater protection to the head. The airbag also covers the windscreen pillars to provide better protection in those areas. Volvo demonstrated that the system would operate over a range of speeds and would detect different pedestrian statures. The system worked well, the bonnet offering good protection in all areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head, making the V40 the first car to score maximum points in this area. The front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection in most areas tested while the bumper was predominantly good. The V40 also has pedestrian-detecting autonomous emergency braking available.

(Tested by Euro NCAP v5.3)


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
4.1 L/100km 107 g/km

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