Filed under: Sedan, Safety, Audi, Volkswagen


It's a big deal when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety honors a vehicle with a Top Safety Pick designation, and now the 2012 Audi A6 and 2012 Volkswagen Passat can join the big deal club. The IIHS gave both VW Group vehicles the award after they received top scores in stringent front, side and rear impact testing. Both vehicles also feature electronic stability control; a must for any Top Safety Pick winner.

The last check mark any Top Pick needs is a top score in roof strength testing. Top Safety Picks need a roof that can withstand the pressure of four times the overall vehicle weight, and the IIHS says that the A6 can withstand 4.9 times its weight, while the Passat can withstand 6.3 times its weight. Hit the jump to read over the IIHS press release.Continue reading Audi A6 and VW Passat earn pair of IIHS Top Safety Picks
Audi A6 and VW Passat earn pair of IIHS Top Safety Picks originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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