2016 Volkswagen Golf 4 DR FWD

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The 5-Star Safety Ratings Program encourages manufacturers to design safer vehicles by giving them safety ratings that can be used by consumers to compare vehicles when shopping for a new car.

Overall Rating  five star rating
frontal crash
four star rating
side crash
five star rating
rollover crash
Not Rated
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Vehicle Test Weight: 3113 lbs.

Recommended Advanced Technology Features

Only versions of advanced technologies that meet NHTSA performance tests get check marks. Technologies listed elsewhere (i.e. ads, labels, etc.) may not meet NHTSA's tests.

Rearview Video Systems: Not available
Forward Collision Warning: Optional Recommended View Video
Lane Departure Warning: Optional Recommended View Video

Note: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now a required safety feature on vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less. Thus, beginning in Model Year 2014, ESC has been removed from the list of 'Recommended Technologies' and 'Rearview Video Systems' has been added.

Recalls

Yes

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Investigations

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Complaints

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Manufacturer
Communications

No

Advanced Safety Features
  • Rearview Video Systems * : Optional
Seat Belts and Head Restraints
  • Dynamic Head Restraint: Not Available
  • Head Restraints: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
  • Advanced Belt Feature: Standard
  • Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Seat Belt Reminder System : Driver, Front Passenger
Air Bags
  • Frontal Air Bag: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Curtain: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
  • Pelvis/Torso: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Knee: Not Available
  • Additional Air Bags: Not Available
  • Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements: Yes question mark icon
Child Passenger Features
  • LATCH Locations: Rear Seat
  • Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch): Available
  • Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

* Rearview Video Systems that are listed as Safety Features in this section are systems that may not have been evaluated against the NCAP performance criteria that are designed to ensure that the system can help drivers avoid backover crashes. These systems will be listed as a Recommended Advanced Technology Feature only after we have determined that they pass the NCAP rearview video system performance criteria.

Test # 9553
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating four star rating
Driver (Male)
male driver at the wheel.
Rating: five star rating

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Average-sized adult male dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Passenger (Female)
female passenger.
Rating: four star rating

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Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

 
2016 Volkswagen Golf 4 DR FWD after frontal crash test
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Tested with: FRONTAL AIR BAG
Side Crash Rating five star rating
Test # 9550
Side Barrier Rating five star rating
Driver Front Seat (Male)
male driver at the wheel.
Rating: five star rating

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Average-sized adult male dummy in 38.5-mph intersection-type crash. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, chest, abdomen, pelvis.

Passenger Rear Seat (Female)
female passenger.
Rating: five star rating

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Small-sized adult female dummy seated behind driver in 38.5-mph intersection-type crash. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, pelvis.

 
2016 Volkswagen Golf 4 DR FWD after side crash test
Video Not Available
Tested with: CURTAIN AIR BAG,TORSO/PELVIS AIR BAG
Test # 9551
Side Pole Rating five star rating
Driver Front Seat (Female)
female passenger.
 

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Small-sized adult female dummy in 20-mph crash to simulate hitting narrow, fixed objects such as utility pole or tree. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, pelvis.

 
2016 Volkswagen Golf 4 DR FWD after side pole crash test
Video Not Available
Tested with: CURTAIN AIR BAG,TORSO/PELVIS AIR BAG
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings
Front Seat Rating:5
Rear Seat Rating: 5
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