What 2017 Volkswagen Models are the Safest?
Volkswagen had not one, not two but six 2017 models earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2017 Top Safety Pick award is issued to vehicles that 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 all offer an autonomous emergency braking system that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention.
The 2017 VW Jetta when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking and Bi-Xenon headlights, has earned the Top Safety Pick+. The 2017 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 the Top Safety Pick.
VW’s Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking system (Front Assist) 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, bot acoustically and visually by a clear warning system in the instrument cluster above 19 mph. 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. This system is available on the 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 VW Golf models and is standard on the 2017 Passat.
Volkswagen offers some of the safest vehicles around and with the availability of driver assistance features VW models help make drivers more aware of their surroundings and potential threats. See our blog for more information on Volkswagen’s safety features and contact us today to test drive one of the six VW Top Safety Pick awarded models.