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$23,465
On Safety
The 2010 Volkswagen GTI has yet to be crash-tested, but it's likely a solid-if not perfect-performer.
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SAFETY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Four stars, frontal impact; five stars, side impact
NHTSA

Good," frontal offset; "good," side impact (for Golf)
IIHS

wide roof pillars slightly hinder aft visibility
ConsumerGuide

The 2010 VW GTI hasn't been crash-tested yet, but as it's very similar to the prior Golf/GTI duo, it's likely to repeat the four-star ratings for frontal impact and five-star ratings for side impact from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the Top Safety Pick designation awarded to it by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).

Standard features include six airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, and brake assist, as well as tire pressure monitors and active headrests. Kelley Blue Book lists the following standard safety equipment: "front, front-side and two-row side-curtain airbags, plus electronic stability and traction aids. Summer performance tires can be swapped for all-season performance tires at no cost." Edmunds notes "four wheel antilock brakes, head airbag, traction control, stability control and passenger airbag" as well. Rear side airbags are an option on the five-door GTI, but are not available on the three-door version.

The upright shape and sizable glass areas give the 2010 VW GTI great visibility, and the view outward isn't unlike that of the MINI Cooper. However, ConsumerGuide warns that the GTI's "wide roof pillars slightly hinder aft visibility."

Conclusion

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI has yet to be crash-tested, but it's likely a solid-if not perfect-performer.

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