What 2017 Volkswagen Models are the Safest?
It was a big year for Volkswagen as they had six 2017 models earn the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick, vehicles must have earned good ratings in IIHS tests evaluated in five categories: frontal impact moderate overlap, frontal impact small overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. It must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention. The 2017 Top Safety Pick+ is issued to vehicles that have met all of the Top Safety Pick criteria and must offer headlights that earn at least an acceptable rating for visibility and lack of excessive glare.
The 2017 VW Jetta, when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Bi-Xenon headlights, has earned Top Safety Pick+. The 2107 VW Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI and Golf SportWagen, when equipped with optional Front Assist, have earned Top Safety Pick. Finally, the 2017 VW Passat, featuring standard Front Assist, has earned Top Safety Pick.
VW Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking system uses one or more radar sensors combined with a camera to help monitor the distance of traffic ahead of the vehicle. Forward Collision Warning helps alert the driver of critical front-end collision situations, both acoustically and visually. If necessary, braking is initiated to slow the vehicle in the system speed range. If the driver fails to apply the brakes, the system autonomously applies them and if the driver brakes too lightly, the pressure is increased by the system. Front Assist is optional on the 2017 VW Jetta and Golf models and is standard on the 2017 VW Passat.
Interested in checking out the safest 2017 Volkswagen models available? Come into Volkswagen Santa Monic or schedule a test drive online for any one of these exception VW vehicles.