Which VW models were named 2017 Top Safety Picks

January 16th, 2017 by

2017 Volkswagen Top Safety Picks

Time and time again, Volkswagen has been praised for offering some of the best vehicles on the market. Besides being stylish and very user-friendly, Volkswagen vehicles are extremely safe, and the top-notch German engineers are constantly striving to make each model better than its predecessor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has taken notice and named several models from the 2017 lineup as Top Safety Picks.

Which 2017 VW Models are Top Safety Picks?

The following VW models were named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS:

  • 2017 Golf 4-door (when outfitted with the optional Front Assist)
  • 2017 Golf Alltrack (when outfitted with the optional Front Assist)
  • 2017 Golf GTI 4-door (when outfitted with the optional Front Assist)
  • 2017 Golf SportWagen (when outfitted with the optional Front Assist)
  • 2017 Passat (with standard Front Assist)

Top Safety picks are chosen based on good ratings when tested. Key areas of interest include head restraints, roof strength, side impact, frontal impact small overlap, frontal impact moderate overlap and the availability of a highly-rated autonomous emergency braking system.

Which 2017 VW Model is a Top Safety Pick Plus?

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta (when outfitted with optional Bi-Xenon headlights and Front Assist) was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the IIHS. In order to obtain this honor, the Jetta needed to pass all Top Safety Pick requirements and must be outfitted with headlights that offer acceptable visibility and no excessive glare.

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