New VW Model Earns Top Scores for Crashworthiness

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Oct. 9, 2019—Despite earning top marks for front crash prevention and crashworthiness, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon missed out on a 2019 safety award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Arteon earns good crashworthiness ratings in driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

All three of the Arteon’s available headlight options rate poor, however. Its base headlights — static LED projectors — earn the rating largely because of deficiencies in visibility. Its other two systems — curve adaptive LED projectors with and without high-beam assist — rate poor due to excessive glare. Headlights are evaluated for both visibility and glare because glare can reduce visibility for other road users.



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