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."
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.