What are the safety ratings for the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack?
Safety is something we take for granted too frequently. With a host of available features made to prevent accidents, it seems unreasonable that vehicles shouldn’t provide optimum safety to start. Volkswagen improves its standard safety features each year, plus works hard to meet or exceed regulations. It’s clear this policy is working, with plenty of great safety ratings rolling in each year for a number of vehicles within the lineup. For those looking ahead, and holding out for new releases, you may already be wondering what are the safety ratings for the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety won’t be rolling out ratings for a bit yet, but the model has already been tested by the NHTSA.
What is the NHTSA safety rating for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack?
For those who don’t keep up on the various government agencies, and we don’t blame you if that’s you, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a government agency that performs New Car Assessments on every new vehicle before it’s released to the public. The NHTSA offers a simplified rating system that scores front, rollover and side crash tests based on a five-star system. Each test gets a rating, and then a vehicle is provided an overall score.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack received an overall score of five stars, with a four-star rating for both rollover and front and a perfect five-star rating for side collisions. In addition to having a crash-optimized design for added safety in case of an accident, standard safety equipment will include no less than six airbags, the Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, a rearview camera and 4Motion AWD.
A Driver Assistance package will also be available for the Alltrack, and is recommended by the NHTSA and will include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The model joins the Golf Family, Jetta, Passat and Beetle in earning a five-star rating, and the model is set to hit dealerships this fall.
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