• Ninth Top Safety Pick for Volkswagen: 2014 VW Beetle

    Published 8 years ago — by Lisa Federico

    2014 VW Bug

    2014 VW Bug
    Photo Credit: Erik Drost

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently awarded the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle as a top safety pick in 2013. This is VW’s ninth award for top safety picks.

    VW’s 2014 love bug model received superior ratings in several categories, including, overlap frontal crash tests, side impact/rollover tests, and seat and head restraint protection against neck injury for rear impacts.

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  • VW, Porsche & Audi Most Appealing According to J.D. Power Study

    Published 8 years ago — by Lisa Federico

    VW, Porsche & Audi Most Appealing According to J.D. Power Study

    Winners! VW, Porsche & Audi Most Appealing According to J.D. Power Study
    Photo Credit: Julie Rybarczyk

    Volkswagen Group scored majorly with consumers in the latest J.D. Power 2013 APEAL Study, nabbing five model-level awards.

    The Audi Allroad, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, VW GTI and VW Passat models each received individual segment awards.

    The study focuses on measuring new vehicle appeal, including new technologies and features that are offered on vehicles. Owners that participated in the study evaluated their purchases on 77 attributes, which then were scored and grouped into vehicle segments based on similar-type models.

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