2012 Volkswagen Touareg Safety

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Substantially reengineered for the 2011 model year, the 2012 VW Touareg has earned some good crash-test scores and offers some sophisticated crash-prevention technology to boot.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Touareg its Top Safety Pick award, which means it's received "good" scores in all relevant tests. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn't yet re-tested the Touareg since its redesign.

Available crash-test scores are good, despite the VW Touareg's crash diet.

There are nine airbags onboard the new Touareg, as well as standard anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control. Along with the availability of all-wheel drive, the Touareg can be fitted with options including an Area View monitor with four cameras; Lane Assist and Side Assist blind-spot monitors; adaptive cruise control; and bi-xenon headlamps with Dynamic Light Assist. 

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