The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released its ratings for some 2017 models, including numerous Volkswagens. This year, six VW models earned a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating.
The safest Volkswagen models are the Jetta, which earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating, and the Golf 4-door, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI 4-door, Golf SportWagen, and Passat, which all earned a Top Safety Pick rating.
To be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle has to achieve a “good” rating in all five crash tests. In addition, it has to offer an automated emergency braking system for front crash prevention that earns at least an advanced rating.
This year, to achieve a Top Safety Pick+ rating, a vehicle has to meet all the Top Safety Pick requirements and offer headlights that have at least an acceptable rating for visibility.
“At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that the latest advanced driver assist technologies can be delivered without being in the premium segment,” said Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy. “The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings awarded to a variety of Volkswagen models compliments our ongoing commitment to offering these features.”
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