The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Jetta have been awarded Euro NCAP's top safety rating of five stars for adult, child and pedestrian protection, making the Volkswagen models among the safest in their class.
In the occupant safety tests, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet was awarded 96% and the Jetta was awarded 94%. Both vehicles achieved top results in all seat positions regardless of driver and front passenger heights. Points are awarded based on results of frontal and car-to-car side impact tests as well as the pole side impact test. The child occupant protection tests, which use dummies to represent children of the ages 18 months and three years, saw both models awarded the maximum safety result.
In the pedestrian tests, accidents with pedestrian children and adults are simulated at speeds of 40km/h. The Volkswagen Jetta received very good results, especially in protection of the lower leg from the bumper. The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet achieved very good results in head protection for children as the bonnet can deflect inwards.
The safety assist area, both vehicles received 71% scores. This rating category sees Euro NCAP evaluate seat belt buckling reminders and the standard use of vehicle dynamic control systems (ESP). The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Jetta include both features as standard.
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