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

August 11th, 2017 by

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 take home the TOP SAFETY PICK+ moniker have to do all of the above and offer headlights that evince a visibility and glare rating of Acceptable. 2017 Volkswagen Jetta pulls out all the stops and does it all when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning, Front Assist AEB and Bi-Xenon headlights.

What makes 2017 Jetta a paragon of drive-time peace of mind? Optional Forward Collision Warning and Front Assist use a sensor-and-camera combo to monitor Jetta’s distance from traffic ahead, alerting audibly and visually should a front-end collision appear likely. Plus, if needed, Jetta slows itself and uses targeted braking in tandem, helping you come to a controlled halt. But should the worst occur, 2017 Jetta comes standard-equipped with an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. This adds a layer of protection to help reduce further impacts by bringing Jetta to an automatic stop after the initial one.

These achievements are even in addition to Jetta’s reception of a five-star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Other available Volkswagen Jetta features include a Blind Spot Monitor for envisioning nearby obstacles, a Park Pilot to help assist settling into that ideal spot when space is at a premium, Rear Traffic Alert to apprise you of oncoming vehicles, and the safe distancing of Adaptive Cruise Control. Talk about above and beyond.

Take a ride in a 2017 Jetta for yourself here at Palmetto57 Volkswagen, and you’ll see what sets it apart from other compact cars in the Miami area. Our 16825 N.W. 57th Avenue VW showroom is a scenic south Florida drive from points nearby like Hialeah, our neighbors in Pembroke Pines, the Hollywood area, Aventura, and Coral Gables. Stop by and visit us today!