After totaling my '11 Subaru Legacy last year, the paramedics told me it saved my bacon. They said folks involved in similar crashes, with cars from other manufacturers, did not fare nearly so well.
My current car is a '14 Outback. So far both of my Subaru's have had perfect reliability.
I'm sure Volvo is as good or better than Outback on safety. But the Outback scores much higher for reliability and cost of ownership from Consumer Reports. They generally rank Volvos as middle of the pack.
Additionally, the '15 Outback has numerous improvements over my '14 model year. An especially noteworthy item is that Outback passed the very tough "small offset" crash test.