Explore 2017 Volkswagen Passat Safety Features

2017 Volkswagen Passat Interior Driving

Boasting top crash-test scores and a comprehensive selection of state of the art driver assistance features, it’s fair to say the 2017 Volkswagen Passat takes safety seriously. In the sedan class, it’s known as one of the few models prepared to bring the latest in peace-of-mind technology, and top organizations agree that it’s one of the safest models in the segment.

Safety Technology

As you might expect, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat comes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) as standard, but it also offers the cutting-edge of driver assistance safety through the following available features:

  • Forward Collision Warning: Sensors in the front alert you to potential collisions, with Autonomous Emergency Braking applied automatically to help keep you from danger.

  • Blind Spot Monitor: When you change lanes, the Blind Spot Monitor shows whether other cars are in your blind spot.

  • Rear Traffic Alert: As you’re backing up, sensors scan for vehicles approaching from the left or the right, providing an alert or even braking independently when necessary.

  • Lane Departure Warning: Detects when you start to drift into another lane without signaling, then helps steer you safely back to center.

  • Parking Steering Assistant: Assesses whether a parking spot is big enough, then helps steer you inside.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Keeps a preset distance from the car in front of you, slowing down or speeding up to keep things safe.

  • Park Distance Control: Audible sensors let you know how close you are to other vehicles or obstructions while you’re maneuvering.

Crash-Test Ratings

All the safety technology in the world cannot remove the risk of an accident entirely, so the new Volkswagen Passat has invested in advanced body structure engineering to ensure protection in the event of a collision. A 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA in 2017 and a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat demonstrate its success.

There are plenty of crash-response systems to keep you protected as well, including an

Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that will:

  • Deactivate the fuel pump

  • Unlock the doors

  • Activate the hazard lights

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Never Lets Safety Take a Back Seat

It’s common for sedans to consider safety an afterthought, but the 2017 Volkswagen Passat settles for nothing less than the best. Apply for financing or schedule a test drive today – you’ll find us just an easy drive from Palm Springs and Indio.

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