Picture this: You’re out for a drive on a calm, sunny day, and the roads are nearly empty. Aside from one car in front of you, there’s nobody around.

You get a little distracted and take your eyes off the road for a just a moment. But in that moment, the vehicle you’re following hits the brakes.

In your garden-variety vehicle, you’d have no warning to help you avoid a collision. But when Rome, Utica, and Manlius drivers are behind the wheel of the incredibly safe 2017 Volkswagen Passat, they’ll have enough features to avoid an accident. Our team at Nye Volkswagen of Rome will show you how in this Volkswagen Passat safety features guide.

Fast-Acting Safety Technology

Most of the intuitive Volkswagen Passat safety features rely on the use of vehicle sensors and small cameras. Using these, they can watch the road and other vehicles around you, and react accordingly when something is amiss.

So, let’s consider the scenario we just laid out above. You’ve got another vehicle ahead of you braking hard and fast. If you’re reacting just a second late, how is your vehicle going to compensate? Perhaps with the Adaptive Cruise Control feature.

When this feature is engaged, your car will moderate cruise speeds based on your following distances. So, if the car in front of you brakes and you’re coming up quickly on its tail, Adaptive Cruise Control will apply automatic brake force.

Other features that utilize sensors and cameras include:

  • Park Pilot
  • Lane Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Front Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor

During & After a Collision

With all this technology, it’s far less likely that you’ll end up in an accident. But in case you do, you need to know that your car will continue to protect you. Here’s what the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with.

Reinforced Safety Cage

Your vehicle’s body is structured in such a way—with anti-intrusion side door beams, a crash optimized front end, and more—that during an accident, the impacts will be absorbed or deflected away from you.

Intelligent Crash Response System

In the event that you do end up in an accident, you can still benefit from the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). This system was designed to ensure your safety post-crash, by making it easier for you to get out of the car, and for first responders to find you. From the moment the airbags deploy and the seat belts lock, there are a few things that’ll happen:

  • Interior lights will turn on and hazard lights will flash.
  • High voltage electronics are disengaged.
  • The fuel pump is disabled.
  • Doors will automatically unlock.

Test the 2017 Volkswagen Passat for Yourself

Safety is important, but that’s not all the 2017 Volkswagen Passat has to offer Rome, Utica, and Manlius drivers. You’ll also have excellent efficiency, plenty of horsepower, and a whole lot of interior amenities.

To test out the Volkswagen Passat safety features for yourself, contact our team at Nye Volkswagen of Rome. Schedule your test drive today!