Euro NCAP says this makes it the best all-round performer of the year and puts the XC60 on a par with its larger sibling, the Volvo XC90.
Volvo's commitment to safety shone through best, however.
But it's how the offering achieved the top safety score that is the main talking point.
In fact, at 95 per cent, the XC60's Safety Assist Score was 40 per cent better than the average of cars tested, and Thatcham couldn't even test Volvo's Turn Across Path and Run Off Roads Systems as they're not included in NCAP testing yet.
The T-Roc also gained a 79% score for pedestrian protection and safety assist credentials were ranked at 71%.
The passenger compartment of the T-Roc remained stable in the frontal offset test.
Tallying 37.25 out of 38 overall points in the "Adult Occupant Protection" category, the Swedish model achieved flawless scores in the side impact at 50km/h (eight out of eight) and oblique pole at 32km/h (eight out of eight) crash tests, as well as for its city autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system (three out of three).
A strong result (7.58 out of eight) was recorded in the full-width frontal at 50km/h crash test, with deductions made for "marginal" protection of the rear passenger's chest, while all other body parts - including the driver's - had "good" protection.
A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection.
The inclusion of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assist and speed-assist as standard equipment helped the vehicle achieve its five-star rating. Check out the cool slow-mo crash test footage below for more.
Seven of the cars were compact or mid-sized SUVs, though for Euro NCAP's purposes some were classed differently.