What IIHS safety rating did the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI get?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf GTI on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 3:08 pm
Grey 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI with mountains in the background

In addition to its quick acceleration, excellent driving dynamics, and stylish and versatile hatchback design, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI delivers high-level safety with its high-strength and crash-optimized body, advanced airbag system, and many safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. This safety prowess was recently confirmed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with the organization naming the 2019 VW Golf GTI a TOP SAFETY PICK.

How did the 2019 VW Golf GTI get the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating?

The 2019 VW Golf GTI earned the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating by passing a series of rigorous crash tests. To qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also needs an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating. The 2019 VW Golf GTI earned good ratings in five crashworthiness evaluations and its Front Assist system earned a superior rating for front crash protection.

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Safety and Driving Assistance Features in the 2019 VW Golf GTI

Drivers can enjoy the peace of mind for safety with the wide array of passive and active safety features in the Golf GTI. This includes six airbags, as well as electronic safety systems like Electronic Stability Control, an Anti-lock Braking System, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, and the Intelligent Crash Response System. The Golf GTI also offers many driving assistance technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control, High Beam Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, and Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring.

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