Safety features in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

September 22nd, 2015 by

2016 Golf SportWagen safety features

One of the major draws to the 2016 Volkswagen SportWagen is its versatility and efficiency. Excelling in both categories, the SportWagen has made quite a name for itself as an adaptive family vehicle. But when you’re loading your kids into your SportWagen, advanced efficiency and a powerful drive don’t matter as much as its safety features. As your best line of defense on the road, the 2016 Golf SportWagen safety features are designed to help you prevent accidents and protect you when they can’t be avoided. And having recently been named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick, you can rest easy behind the wheel of the 2016 SportWagen.

Avoiding accidents

The best way to keep you and your passengers safe in the 2016 Golf SportWagen is to be attentive while driving to avoid accidents. Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, an active Lane Departure Warning system and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert are just some of the safety features designed to help you avoid accidents on the road.

As a Top Safety Pick, the 2016 SportWagen has met the criteria set by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This means it’s achieved good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It’s also achieved at the very least acceptable ratings in more difficult tests such as the small overlap test. To get the title, vehicles such as the SportWagen must also achieved an advanced or superior grade for the performance of their frontal crash prevention system.

Being a Top Safety Pick, the Golf SportWagen joins multiple other Volkswagen models in setting a high standard for safety. Maintaining our customers’ high expectations for safety, the spacious and safe SportWagen excels as a family vehicle.

[Read more: Volkswagen Jetta and Golf earn IIHS Top Safety Pick]

Protecting you in an accident

However, for even the most careful drivers, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. In that case, the SportWagen benefits from its protective airbag system. Another feature that’s sure to come in handy is the post-collision braking system. This automatically applies the brakes after an impact to lower the chances of a secondary crash.

Another added benefit of the 2016 Golf SportWagen safety system is its Autonomous Emergency Braking System. This feature usues radar sensors combined with an integrated camera to help maintain distance between your vehicle and those around it. If a vehicle in front of your SportWagen runs the risk of a frontal collision, it will alert the driver. If necessary, this system will also automatically initiate braking to slow the vehicle and reduce the risk of an accident.

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With all of these great safety features, you and your family can rest easy behind the wheel of this extremely capable vehicle. Since it’s built by Volkswagen, you know that it was built to be durable.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen for a test drive, feel free to check our inventory. We’re sure you’ll find a model that’ll fit in with your family perfectly. Once you find the SportWagen that’s right for you, contact us here at Speedcraft Volkswagen, and we’ll schedule an appointment for you to take it out on the road.

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