The only drivers aid that was not available in the Q7 was the "Lane Keeping Assistance"...The Q7 even had something called "Active bonnet", something that the XC90 did not. Note: Pedestrian and Cyclist detection was not even tested on the XC90, those drivers aid will be added next year to Euro NCAPs testing routine.I found it a little tough to compare as the Q7 tested didn't have all the safety assistance packages (that are available on the vehicle to purchase) on the test vehicle, thus, the low "Safety Assist" score. That being said, I don't think there's too much argument that the XC90 is the tops in safety. The videos are great.
The test is different for 2015/now, so the car is supposed to be slanted. Apparently makes the test harder to pass/makes it a tougher test. The XC90 and the Q7 are the first to be tested like this (of the SUVs)2) for the side impact with the beam, why was the car slanted?
I would entrust my family's life (and mine, which I do daily and to the tune of 30,000 miles per year) in a Volvo. No seconds thoughts, whatsoever. Even though I work for the brand, I believe that through my numerous exposure to some of the most horrific accident pictures and data I have ever seen, I can claim this without any hint of personal bias. These cars will protect you and your family up to the point where the laws of physics cannot be defeated.I've seen a lot of 5 star cars that have crumpled like a tin can...a higher speed and they would have had poor results. Clearly the Q7 is very safe, but I'm still gonna place my bet on the Volvo for a "worst case scenario" accident and higher speeds.