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2013 rating

Cars are subjected to the following tests: as 2012 with important updates to test and assessment protocols for Child Occupant Protection and Pedestrain Protection. The previous speed limitation device protocol is expanded to include Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA).

Star ratings from 2013 contain more extensive technical content than those from previous years and should not be directly compared.

 

VW logotype VW T5 Total rating: 4 pts
 
2012 rating

Cars are subjected to the following tests: as 2011 with nominal updates to test and assessment protocols.

Thresholds are significantly raised from 2011 levels in the area of Pedestrian Protection. Additionally, cars must have a higher overall score than in 2011 to get to four and five stars.

Star ratings from 2012 are more demanding than those from previous years, due to more stringent Pedestrian Protection requiements, and should not be directly compared.

 

VW logotype VW Golf Total rating: 5 pts
 
 
2011 rating

Cars are subjected to the following tests: as 2010 with nominal updates to test and assessment protocols. ESC functionality tests included.

Thresholds for star ratings maintained the same as 2010. Star ratings from 2011 can be compared directly with those from 2010.

VW logotype VW Beetle Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW Golf Cabriolet Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW Jetta Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW up! Total rating: 5 pts
 
 
2010 rating

Cars are subjected to the following tests: as 2009 with nominal updates to test and assessment protocols.

Thresholds are increased for Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection and Pedestrian Protection for all star ratings. Additionally, a car must have a higher overall score than in 2009 to get to four and five stars. As star ratings from 2010 are more demanding than those from 2009 they should not be directly compared.

 

VW logotype VW Amarok Total rating: 4 pts
 
VW logotype VW Passat Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW Sharan Total rating: 5 pts
 
2009 rating

Cars are subjected to the following tests: Frontal Off-set Deformable Barrier test; Mobile Deformable Barrier Test; Side Pole Test (if equipped with head protection system); Whiplash Seat Tests; Pedestrian Subsystem tests; Seat Belt Reminder and Speed Limitation Device functionality tests (where applicable).

First year of the new rating scheme, where scores for Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection and Pedestrian Protection are combined with a new area of assessment – Safety Assist – into a single, overall rating. Due to the new rating scheme, star ratings from 2009 onwards are not comparable with ratings from previous years.

 

VW logotype VW Golf Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW Polo Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW Scirocco Total rating: 5 pts
 
VW logotype VW Tiguan Total rating: 5 pts
 


Pre 2009 rating

Make and model Adult Child PedestrianCompare
VW logotype VW Beetle (2000)
****
**
VW logotype VW Caddy (2007)
****
***
**
VW logotype VW Eos (2007)
****
****
**
VW logotype VW Fox (2005)
****
****
**
VW logotype VW Golf (2008)
*****
****
***
VW logotype VW Golf (1998)
****
**
VW logotype VW Golf (2004)
*****
****
***
VW logotype VW Lupo (2000)
****
**
VW logotype VW Passat (2005)
*****
****
**
VW logotype VW Passat (1997)
***
**
VW logotype VW Passat (2001)
****
**
VW logotype VW Polo (2002)
****
*
VW logotype VW Polo (1997)
***
*
VW logotype VW Polo (2000)
****
**
VW logotype VW Sharan (1999)
***
**
VW logotype VW T5 (2008)
****
****
*
VW logotype VW Tiguan (2007)
*****
****
**
VW logotype VW Touareg (2004)
*****
****
*
VW logotype VW Touran (2003)
*****
***
VW logotype VW Touran (2003)
****
***

 
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