Volkswagen Makes Cars.com Honor Roll
Volkswagen has long focused on the safety and well-being of its owners, offering the latest advanced driver aids and other assistance technologies. The company is also the first choice for thousands of families each year, thanks to its vehicles’ spacious and comfortable interior accommodations. Cars.com recognized two 2023 VW models on its Car Seat Fit Report Card, giving the ID.4 and Tiguan spots on its coveted honor roll.
What is the Cars.com Car Seat Report?
Cars.com has evaluated more than 700 vehicles since the Car Seat Fit Report Card program began in 2010, and 2023’s testing involved 56 vehicles. During the tests, a certified safety technician installs an infant car seat, a convertible car seat, and a booster seat. They examine the vehicle’s Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system, known as LATCH. Technicians tested seats in the second-row seats, and if the vehicles had third-row seats, they evaluated forward-facing child seats for ease of accessibility.
Jennifer Geiger, Cars.com’s News Editor and Certified Child-Passenger Safety Technician, said, “For parents looking to purchase an SUV that fits the whole family, be sure to consider Volkswagen’s Tiguan and all-electric ID.4. They not only each sport a sizable backseat without compromising on passenger legroom, installing car seats is painless – with both easily acing our Car Seat Check.”
Your Volkswagon is among the safest vehicles on sale
Beyond car seat fits, both the Tiguan and ID.4 earned top marks in crash testing performed by the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety. The Tiguan grabbed a Top Safety Pick + award in 2022, which included “Good” scores in all crash-test categories. The IIHS awarded the ID.4 a Top Safety Pick + for 2023, including a “Good” score in the organization’s updated side-crash test.
IIHS officials updated the testing criteria for 2023 to account for the heavier, larger vehicles that rule our roads today. Side-impact testing now uses far more force, and the change knocked several vehicles off the Top Safety Pick list. Though the Tiguan earned an award in 2022, it hasn’t received complete testing in 2023.
When you’re ready to find a family-friendly vehicle with the features and safety tech you need, VW of Duluth has you covered. Whether it’s the Tiguan, the Atlas, or the subcompact Taos, our dealership and experienced staff are ready to help you find the right wheels for your crew.