IIHS names 2016 VW Passat a Top Safety Pick +

December 27th, 2015 by

2016 Volkswagen Passat

For Volkswagen drivers, safety is a given. Volkswagen is committed to providing its customers with the safest driving experience possible and the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat is no exception. Since its release after its redesign, the new Passat has been receiving much praise. Most notably, the 2016 VW Passat was just recently named a Top Safety Pick + by theInsurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Being named a Top Safety Pick + is a big honor for the 2016 Passat, as it joins multiple other Volkswagen models on the list. It’s worth noting that during its testing, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat performed exceptionally well during the challenging Small Overlap Front Car Crash test. This particular test has always proven difficult for vehicles of all makes and brands as it prevents a vehicle’s full passive safety features to be utilized. During the Small Overlap Front Car Crash test, a scenario is tested in which the front left corners of two oncoming vehicles collide. Because the front face of the car is usually used to absorb the impact of the collision, crashes such as these can prove to be especially dangerous.

That’s why it’s especially impressive that the 2016 Passat was able to achieve the highest possible score of “good” at this difficult test. Its notable performance during his test as well as others is what earned the Passat, when it’s equipped with its optional Forward Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking system, a spot as an IIHS Top Safety Pick +.

2016 Volkswagen Passat

A large part of the Passat’s excellent performance is due to its strong construction. The new Passat features a reinforced structure designed to better withstand impacts.

Add that to a fully-equipped arsenal of safety features, and you’ve got a sedan that’s ready to take on anything that the road throws at it. With its combination of passive and active safety features, the Passat is always at the ready.

Here are a few of the great safety features that are available to Passat owners

    2016 Volkswagen Passat 

  •       Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  •        Adaptive Cruise Control
  •        Forward Collision Warning
  •        Autonomous Emergency Braking
  •        Lane Departure Warning System
  •        Blind Spot Monitor
  •        Park Assist
  •        Much more!

2016 VW Passat at Island VW

If you’re interested in checking out the 2016 Volkswagen Passat for yourself, take a look at the models in our inventory. We’ll be happy to help you find the model you’re looking for and get you on the road in your new vehicle as soon as possible.

Want to try it out first? No problem! Simply contact us here to schedule an appointment for a test drive, and you can experience the impressive drive of the Passat for yourself. We’ve got to warn you though, one drive will have you hooked.

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