Six VWs Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat, Golf 4-door, SportWagen, Alltrack, and GTI 4-door have been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety‘s Top Safety Pick, while the 2017 Jetta has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

The ratings are the highest offered by the IIHS and are only awarded to cars that earn a “good” rating in frontal impact, side impact, roof strength, and head restraint.


“At Volkswagen, we strongly believe that the latest advanced driver assist technologies can be delivered without being in the premium segment,” said Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy. ”The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings awarded to a variety of Volkswagen models compliments our ongoing commitment to offering these features .”

For the Golf models, the rating comes when the cars are equipped with optional Front Assist. The same is true of the Jetta, but its plus rating comes thanks to optional Xenon headlights, while the Passat comes with standard Front Assist.