The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the Volkswagen Golf lineup with its Top Safety Pick Plus status.
The Golf 4-door, Golf SportWagen, GTI 4-door and the Jetta all receive top ratings in the agency’s crash tests. Front crash prevention received at least an “advanced” rating, when the vehicle is equipped with the optional forward collision alert and autonomous emergency braking.
That means that each one of these vehicles recieved a “good” rating in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint tests, and no less than an acceptable rating in the small overlap front crash test.
The added “Plus” moniker is given for vehicles with forward collision prevention systems that will slow the vehicle down by at least 5 mph before a collision.