Safety never rests. We never forget that the most important things in our vehicles are you and your family. While we can’t guarantee you’ll never have trouble on the road, working to help you anticipate and avoid problems is at the core of what we do.
At Volkswagen, we are unwavering when it comes to engineering our vehicles with standard safety features.
- Front and rear crumple zones help absorb crash energy, while a rigid safety cage helps deflect it away from the driver and passengers. We’ve got you covered on all sides.
- Specially alloyed high-strength steel is used in certain exterior body panels to help enhance its sturdiness. Smart thinking down to the sheet metal.
- Monitoring and maintaining proper air pressure in your tires helps with efficiency and safety. The TPMS helps alert you to a loss of tire pressure so you know when to add air.
- In the event of a collision that deploys the airbags, the ICRS can turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights.* It helps react if you might not be able to. * The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate.
- From Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), which helps maintain appropriate stopping power during a hard-braking situation, to Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which can adjust engine throttle and apply corrective forces to the wheels that need them most, there are in total seven stability-enhancing systems to help you maintain control of your vehicle.
And our accolades speak for themselves:
The 2018 Atlas, Jetta, Passat and the Golf family (excluding the e-Golf) all received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* — the highest rating possible. Five stars that add up to a lot more confidence.* Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program(www.safercar.gov).