2016 Volkswagen Golf Four-Door Models Earn Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 Volkswagen Golf Four-Door Models Earn Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The 2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf R and Golf SportWagen four-door models earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Previously, NHTSA said the 2016 Volkswagen Golf two-door and Golf GTI hatchback earned the highest five-star overall safety rating.

On sale now at Volkswagen dealerships, the four-door Golf models received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf electric hatchback has not been rated by NHTSA.

Standard equipment on the 2016 Golf family includes six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control and an automatic post-collision braking system.

The Golf SE and SEL models are available with the optional Driver Assistance package that includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, a blind-spot monitor with rear-traffic alert, front-and-rear park distance control and parking steering assistant.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said the 2016 Golf earned the highest 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award. The Golf earned "good" ratings in all Institute crash tests.

Key Golf competitors include the Ford Focus, Kia Forte, Mazda 3 and Subaru Impreza.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Ford Focus, Kia Forte, Mazda 3 and Subaru Impreza sedans also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Kia Forte hatchback has not been rated.

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