Volvo safety ratings declining?

I want to buy a car for my 19 year old daughter. I planned to get a used Volvo since safety is my primary concern. (My sister survived a bad crash in a Volvo - I’ll sleep best this way.) But people have told me that Volvos are no longer as safe as they used to be and I might be better off buying her a new Subaru or other car for the same price (below $25,000). She goes to college in upstate New York. I’d like the car to last 8 years - right through grad school.

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