- The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- The Jetta joins the Volkswagen Passat and Beetle as 2014 Volkswagen models that have an overall five-star rating from the federal government.
WASHINGTON — The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Jetta is on sale now.
The Jetta earned a four-star rating in the frontal crash test, a five-star rating in the side crash test and a four-star rating in the rollover crash test, according to Safercar.gov.
The Jetta earned a "good" rating in all crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but earned a "marginal" rating in the new small overlap front crash test.
That test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
Edmunds says: An important piece of safety information for consumers shopping in this crowded segment.