New electric cars continue their streak of impressive crash test results. The two latest to go through Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing are the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge. The former earned a Top Safety Pick award, and the latter picked up the Top Safety Pick+ commendation.
Both vehicles got the top “Good” rating in every crash test, as well as the “Superior” rating for vehicle-to-vehicle collision prevention. They deviate when it comes to headlights and vehicle-to-pedestrian collision prevention. Because the Volvo has headlights rated “Good” on all trims, it got that extra “+” on its Top Safety Pick award. The Ford also has high-rated headlights available, but the standard units got the second lowest rating of “Marginal.” As for the vehicle-to-pedestrian collision prevention, the Volvo received the second-highest “Advanced” rating, while the Ford was rated “Superior.”
Among the electric cars IIHS has tested, the Ford and Volvo continue a streak of high scores. The organization has evaluated the Audi E-Tron in both its body styles, as well as the Tesla Model 3, both of which get the Top Safety Pick+ rating.
As a result of the XC40 Recharge’s test score, Volvo pointed out that it is the only automaker whose entire lineup has received a Top Safety Pick+ rating.