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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volvo XC40 Recharge score high in IIHS tests



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.

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