When it comes to safety, few vehicles can earn the top award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. However, one Volkswagen model was able to earn the rare IIHS Top Safety Pick Award. That VW model, the GTI, is the first model from the brand to win this top safety award.

Top Ratings In All Safety and Crash Tests

To qualify for the IISH Top Safety Pick, a vehicle has to pass a battery of crash safety tests. This includes six crashworthiness tests. In the battery of crashworthiness testing, the GTI received a "Good" rating on five of the six tests. With top ratings on small overlap front: driver-side, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints & seat tests, the GTI earned recognition as one of the toughest vehicles in its class.

The IIHS also measured the GTT's ability to handle crash avoidance and crash mitigation. In this battery of tests, the GTI earned a superior rating for front crash prevention for vehicle-to-vehicle situations and a good rating for vehicle-to-pedestrian situations.

Finally, the GTI earned a good rating for LATCH child seat ease of use. Overall, the GTI makes some of the highest vehicle safety marks for any vehicle in its class.

A Tradition Of Performance

While the GTI is one of the safest vehicles on the roads of Westborough and Shrewsbury, its reputation is built upon being an affordable sports hatchback. With the GTI, drivers can enjoy a high level of performance while also remaining safe in the Worcester area. This unique combination makes the GTI one of the most noteworthy vehicles in its class.

About The Insurance Institute Of Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety or IIHS creates some of the most comprehensive vehicle safety tests in the industry. Each year, the IIHS measures the crashworthiness design and safety equipment for every vehicle available for sale in North America. Of all the vehicles tested, only a handful receive the IISH Top Safety Pick Award. The Volkswagen GTI is one of the few cars to win such recognition.

If you would like to take a test drive of the Volkswagen GTI, please visit Patrick Motors Volkswagen today.

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