A Safe Bet: VW Golf Earns Highest Safety Car Awards from Insurance Industry

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf is celebrated for impressive styling and even more impressive performance and handling.

And now, the Golf has earned one of the highest safety car awards in the U.S. insurance industry.

Volkswagen Golf GTI
The VW Golf Has Earned One of The Highest Safety Car Awards.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational group that is dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from motor vehicle crashes using research and evaluation. The organization also aims to educate consumers, policymakers, and safety professionals through its work.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI and Volkswagen Golf R recently soared through all of the six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, making it earn the highest safety car awards.

Both hatchbacks come solidly equipped with standard driver-assist features that minimize the likelihood and impact of a crash.

And the new insurance industry crash test demonstrated how well those safety features work. 

Among other things, VW notes that the Golf has safety features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and parking sensors in the front and rear of the car that helped it earn the highest safety car awards from the insurance industry.

Volkswagen Golf gear lever
The Golf Was Engineered With an Impressive Braking System To Prevent Crashes.

The emergency braking system earned a ranking of “Superior” in terms of avoiding crashes in 12 and 25-mph tests, according to the IIHS findings.

The IIHS gave the 2022 Golf R a “Top Safety Pick+” designation for its LED projector headlights with automatic high beams.

Check out: Power, Performance and Plenty of Sporty Charm: Five Reasons the 2022 VW Golf R is an Instant Classic.

The 2022 Golf GTI, meanwhile, earned a “Top Safety Pick” designation when outfitted with those same headlights on the model-topping Autobahn trim. 

Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Golf GTI: Considered A “Top Safety Pick” Vehicle.

This is important because the majority of fatal crashes happen at night. So the insurance industry-backed IIHS keyed in on headlight efficacy in their testing.

The IIHS testing is widely considered to be more stringent than that of the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

Volkswagen has cut down the Golf lineup in the United States but the high-performance GTI and Golf R remain available to American buyers. Providing them with redefined safety features.

Volkswagen Golf tires
The New Golf Comes Equipped with Redefined Safety Features.

VW outfitted them with a long list of safety features that made it possible to obtain the highest safety car awards.

For crash safety, both cars earned “Good” scores in all categories. 

The IIHS is an insurance industry-backed organization that conducts safety testing on most new makes and models.

Introduced more than four decades ago, the Golf design has stood the test of time. 

With a turbocharged engine and sleek design, the Golf is truly a modern hatchback. 

Stylish, sporty, and endlessly iconic, the original hatchback always leads with great design. 

For 2022, the Golf has driver-focused media and a touchscreen display as well as a variety of standard and available driver assistance features – a suite of convenient tech at your fingertips.⁠

Volkswagen Golf Front
Besides Earning the Highest Safety Car Awards, The Golf Also Offers Convenient Tech at Your Fingertips.

Providing a generous supply of torque, the Golf has an available 8-speed automatic transmission that offers acceleration and smooth gear changes. 

But if you’re looking for more control, you can shift manually in Tiptronic mode. To further customize your drive drop that baby into Sport mode, which will amplify the fun. You get great value combined with style, sporty handling, roominess, fuel efficiency, and technology. 

Starting at $23,195. The Golf features a 1.4-liter turbocharged and direct-injection engine that offers 147 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. You will zoom from zero to 60 in 5.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. Quick and sporty, there’s no telling where the fun can take you if you’re driving a VW Golf.

Features of the Volkswagen Golf

  • Stylish, sporty, and endlessly iconic, the original hatchback Gold puts iconic design at the forefront. A thoughtfully designed cargo area helps keep you organized. 
  • The sleek glass display with a touchscreen sound system makes selecting the perfect song easy. 
Volkswagen Golf launch
The Volkswagen Golf is Equipped With Features to Enhance Your Driving Experience.
  • VW Car-Net Hotspot⁠5 can turn your car into a Wi-Fi Hotspot, allowing your passengers to stream on up to four devices.
  • From Driver Assistance features to Volkswagen Car-Net® the Golf comes with technology designed to make you feel more confident.⁠
  • You benefit from the view of a wide lens to help you see obstacles when backing up.

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