2017 Volkswagen Jetta Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA | Edmunds

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA


WASHINGTON — The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On sale now at Volkswagen dealerships, the 2017 Jetta and Jetta GLI received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The Jetta Hybrid is no longer available.

This is a carryover model with minimal changes for the new model year. Standard safety equipment on all Jetta models includes six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control and hydraulic brake assist.

The base 2017 Jetta gets a standard rearview camera.

For 2017, the midline Jetta SE adds a blind-spot monitor with rear traffic alert. The SEL trim gains forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, along with adaptive cruise control.

The top SEL Premium model is equipped with bi-xenon headlights with an adaptive front lighting system, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

The 2017 Jetta GLI features Park Distance Control and a blind-spot monitor with rear traffic alert.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2017 Jetta. But the 2016 Jetta earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Institute, receiving "good" scores in all crash tests.

Key Jetta competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Mazda 3.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Mazda 3 have not been rated yet by NHTSA.

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