Dark grey 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition driving on a curvy mountain road

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI a safe car?

Automotive enthusiasts are drawn to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI for its excellent performance, quick acceleration, and fun-to-drive nature, as well as its stylish and versatile hatchback design. Also, with its many advanced passive and active features, the Golf GTI provides a very safe ride. This is evidenced by the car recently earning a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Rating for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

IIHS put the 2019 VW Golf GTI through a rigorous series of crash tests. The high-performance hatchback earned good ratings in five crashworthiness evaluations and its Front Assist system earned a superior rating for front crash protection. 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.

“We are so pleased to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for the GTI. This award demonstrates Volkswagen’s longstanding commitment to vehicle safety and the development of innovative technologies.” – Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Driving Assistance Technologies

In addition to its protective body, a contributing factor for the Golf GTI’s high-level safety is its offerings of state-of-the-art driving assistance technologies. This includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, the Lane Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Parking Steering Assistant, Park Distance Control, and High Beam Control.

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