The Safest Volkswagens on the Market

March 22nd, 2016 by

Volkswagen Safety

If you’re looking for a car with the best safety ratings, consider some of this year’s top Volkswagen options. Volkswagen received the 2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Top Safety Pick Plus awards on four of their vehicles — theVolkswagen Jetta, Passat, Golf Four-Door, and Golf GTI Four-Door. Learn about some of the features that make these vehicles best in safety and attractive for car buyers.

Volkswagen Models

2016 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is an IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick Plus winner for mid-size, moderately priced car. The car has received good ratings from the IIHS for its small and moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. Some of the available safety features on the vehicle include the following:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Rear traffic alert
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Park distance control
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Traction control
  • Stability control

The Jetta comes standard with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder TSI engine, offering 150 horsepower. It gets 28 mpg in the city and up to 40 mpg on the highway. You can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode.

If you’re looking for top entertainment features in a vehicle, this Volkswagen model includes a Composition Color touchscreen sound system and Bluetooth technology with audio streaming.

2016 Volkswagen Passat

Also in the mid-size, moderately priced car category, the 2016Volkswagen Passat received an IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick Plus award. Earning good ratings in all crashworthiness categories, this car is a great option for anyone looking for a sedan for daily commuting or family travels.

Volkswagen has improved the Passat’s safety ratings. Safety features that form the 2016 model include the following:

  • Automatic headlights
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Rear traffic alert and rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Crash-optimized pedal controls
  • Intelligent crash response system
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Front and rear side curtain airbags

With a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine, the Passat gets 170 horsepower. You can get up to 25 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway in the Passat. Other features include a Composition Color touchscreen sound system with CD player and USB port, Climatronic dual-zone climate control, and heated front and rear seats.

2016 Volkswagen Golf

In the small car category, the 2016Volkswagen Golf received a 2016 Top Safety Pick Plus award. The car maintains good ratings in all main crashworthiness categories, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats.

This vehicle has received good ratings in all categories for several model years. When considering safety features, some of the available options for the Golf include the following:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear traffic alert
  • Parking steering assist
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system

With 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, the hatchback vehicle is a great option for families or individuals. You can choose between an automatic or manual transmission. A four-door option expands available cargo space in the vehicle. With eight speakers and a Composition Media touchscreen sound system, you can listen to the music you want when you’re on the road. An additional available feature in the two-door model is a cooling glovebox, great for long road trips or family vacations.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI received good ratings on all crashworthiness categories in the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus review. Since its release in 2010, the GTI has received good ratings in all categories. If you’re looking at the best safety features available, check out some of the following features:

  • Brake override system
  • Engine braking assist
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Intelligent crash response system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Park distance control
  • Blind-spot monitor

The Golf GTI includes either a two-door or four-door trim, with performance packages available in both two-door and four-door trims. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine offers up to 220 horsepower. The GTI gets up to 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Drivers who crave the latest technology features will appreciate Volkswagen’s signature VW Car-Net App Connect, Bluetooth with audio streaming, and a Composition Media touchscreen sound system.

When you seek safety and performance in your choice for vehicles, check out the Volkswagen offerings from your local Atlanta area dealer, Stone Mountain Volkswagen, 3500 Stone Mountain Highway in Snellville, Georgia, or call 844-860-1053. Discover the commitment to customer service from a dealership that received the prestigious Wolfsburg Crest Club award and the Customer First Club award.

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