2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating From IIHS

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety.

Thanks to a recent structural upgrade that included strengthened A-pillars and reinforced door sills, plus the addition of new crash-prevention technology, the car earned a good rating in the demanding small-overlap test, up from marginal before. This is the best score possible.

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After this test, which rams a vehicle head-on into a small, steel barrier the Jetta’s structure deflected the blow nicely. The driver’s space was well maintained indicating a low risk of significant injury.

Aside from the small-overlap test the 2015 Jetta also earned good ratings in all of the other IIHS evaluations, which netted it a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the best available.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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