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Volkswagen Golf Models Earn 5-Star Safety Ratings

February 26, 2016

With dummies in place, a test vehicle is prepared for crash testing. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.
With dummies in place, a test vehicle is prepared for crash testing. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The 2016 model-year Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf SportWagen four-door models have all earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the agency’s New Car Assessment Program.

The vehicles each drew a 5-star score in the side crash evaluation and 4-star scores in the frontal crash and rollover categories. TRC of Ohio performed the testing on Jan. 28.

“Volkswagen is delighted that the Golf family models have earned the highest 5-star overall crash test rating from the government — providing further validation that Volkswagen produces some of the safest vehicles in the industry,” said Joerg Sommer, vice president of product marketing and strategy for Volkswagen of America Inc. “Our vehicles have numerous safety and driver assistance technologies that work to help prevent collisions, and help protect occupants when an accident is unavoidable.”

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