2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe Safety

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Editors at TheCarConnection.com find that there are plenty of safety features available on the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle. Unfortunately, some crash-test scores are below par.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the New Beetle a top score of "good" for frontal-offset crash protection. However, it performs badly in side impact tests, earning a rating of "poor." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the Volkswagen 2009 New Beetle at four stars for front crash protection, four for driver-side protection, and three stars for passenger side protection. Edmunds calls the side-impact crash tests results "subpar." Kelley Blue Book, however, declares that the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle boasts "excellent crash-test results and projected accident-repair costs."

The 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle offers a good range of safety features—but it's clearly not the safest vehicle in its class.

Cars.com reports that "daytime running lights are standard." Stability control is also standard on the Volkswagen 2009 New Beetle, along with anti-lock brakes and front airbags. There are also pop-up roll bars that, Consumer Reports notes, activate automatically if sensors detect an imminent tip.

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