Front view of 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit edition driving on mountainous road

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of America’s safest hatchbacks for 2019!

IIHS safety rating and available driver assistance technologies for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Though its bread and butter is undeniable – which is aided by its “hot hatch” nickname – the ultra-powerful and adrenaline-laced Volkswagen GTI trim is still quite the innovative and forward-thinking vehicle in every possible regard. That’s why we’re unsurprised by, but still in awe of, the news that has just come out from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For 2019, the Golf GTI has been awarded “Top Safety Pick” designation!

We want to show you more about the new hatchback below, so join us as Janesville VW takes you on a deeper look at the IIHS safety rating and available driver assistance technologies for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI!

IIHS Top Safety Pick criteria for 2019

To be qualified for the prestigious Top Safety Pick award, evaluated vehicles must score “Good” in five crashworthiness tests, including roof strength, driver-side small and moderate overlap fronts, side, roof and head restraints. The 2019 Golf GTI was able to rank highly in all these areas, even reaching an “Acceptable” level for its headlights, a common misstep that many of today’s vehicles suffer from.


Grille and headlights of 2019 VW Golf GTI

Rear view of 2019 VW Golf parked and overlooking hilly landscape


On-board safety and security features for the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf GTI hatchback’s stellar safety evaluation can be attributed to the wealth of active and passive features that it offers, including six standard airbags, an Anti-Lock Braking System, and Electronic Stability Control. Tech-wise, there’s even more to love, as each Golf GTI model brings the following responsive features to the table:

  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Park Distance Control
  • Many more!

We’ve done some further research on the 2019 VW Golf GTI hatchback- click here to check it out!


Test drive a new 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Boucher VW in Janesville WI

The 2019 GTI is available for a starting price under $30,000, and you can get behind the wheel today right here in Janesville. Give Boucher VW a call and we can help you schedule a test drive!