The NHTSA and IIHS Agree: When it Comes to Safety, 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Makes the Grade

The People's Car's celebrated compact continues to evince the Volkswagen commitment to the apex in safety standards. As tests went, too -- those leveled against 2017 Jetta were grueling.

To receive a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK, a car or truck requires an IIHS rating of Good, the safety authority's highest, in frontal impact moderate overlap, frontal impact small overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraint crash testing. It also needs to showcase an autonomous emergency braking system, or AEB, that earns a front crash prevention rating of Advanced or higher. But those that...

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