2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

small car / 4-door hatchback

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • SEL Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and sharp right curves and fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on the gradual left curve and on the gradual right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SEL Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 79.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 63.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 120.4 m
Straightaway left edge 141.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 53.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.2 m

Trim level(s)

  • SE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • SE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 63.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 36.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 47.5 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 36.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 124.4 m
Straightaway left edge 116.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 61.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 60.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m

How headlights are evaluated