New 2016 Volkswagen Models Earn Top Safety Ratings from the IIHS
When drivers, especially parents, start looking for a new vehicle, safety is always a high priority. Insurance will replace and fix a car, but family and friends are a different story. If you live in the Stafford, VA area and are looking for a new vehicle that makes safety a priority, you have come to the right place at Karen Radley Volkswagen. Our inventory of new Volkswagen models is inundated with award-winning safety elements and with news that several new 2016 Volkswagen models earn top safety ratings from the IIHS, the level of premier safety available here at the dealership has just gone up.
Known across the automotive industry for innovative German-engineered models and thrilling levels of performance, the Volkswagen brand now owns a reputation for impeccable safety. Just as Volkswagen is a heavy hitter in the auto industry, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an authority when it comes to auto safety and a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award in the trophy case is a major achievement. New 2016 Volkswagen models to be awarded coveted 2015 Top Safety Pick+ ratings include the Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, Golf GTI and all 2016 Volkswagen Jetta models.
What Makes a Volkswagen an IIHS Top Safety Pick+?
In order to achieve an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating, a vehicle must receive a “Good” rating in moderate overlap front, moderate overlap side, roof strength and head restraint tests. An “Acceptable” rating or better must also be achieved in the difficult-to-pass small overlap test. To earn a Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must also receive an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front collision prevention systems and their performance. Equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking system these 2016 Volkswagen editions are some of the safest on the road according to the IIHS.
Structurally, these 2016 Volkswagen models will keep you and your family safe, but when you equip them with the available Driver Assistance Package, you can instantly upgrade your safety. The Driver Assistance Package will add: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking systems and more to select Golf models for an affordable $1,495. New 2016 Volkswagen Jetta models will add Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning for only $950. A small price to pay when it comes to safety.
It is exciting news to hear that four new 2016 Volkswagen models earn top safety ratings from the IIHS and if you live in the Stafford, VA area, Karen Radley VW can help find one that fits you. Stop in today to explore our Volkswagen model lineup and schedule a test drive in a new Volkswagen Golf or Jetta. Look for the 2016 Volkswagen editions to start arriving in late August!