Small overlap front: driverside
Rating applies to 202224 models
Tested vehicle: 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI S 4door
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, formerly known as the Volkswagen GTI, was redesigned for the 2022 model year. Driverside small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2022 Golf GTI conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the Volkswagen Golf R.
Overall evaluation  

Structure and safety cage  
Driver injury measures  
Head/neck  
Chest  
Hip/thigh  
Lower leg/foot  
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
Test ID  VTN2201 

Lower occupant compartment  
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)  7 
Footrest (cm)  4 
Left toepan (cm)  2 
Brake pedal (cm)  2 
Parking brake (cm)  0 
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)  0 
Upper occupant compartment  
Steering column  0 
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)  4 
Upper dash (cm)  6 
Lower instrument panel (cm)  7 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTN2201 

Head  
HIC15  118 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.2 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  10 
Maximum Nij  0.21 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  30 
Femur (kN)  
Left  4.4 
Right  0.1 
Knee displacement (mm)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Kneethighhip injury risk (%)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Maximum tibia index  
Left  0.29 
Right  0.30 
Tibia axial force (kN)  
Left  1.5 
Right  1.1 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  46 
Right  46 
Small overlap front: passengerside
Rating applies to 202224 models
Tested vehicle: 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn 4door
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, formerly known as the Volkswagen GTI, was redesigned for the 2022 model year. Passengerside small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2022 Golf GTI conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the Volkswagen Golf R.
Overall evaluation  

Structure and safety cage  
Passenger injury measures  
Head/neck  
Chest  
Hip/thigh  
Lower leg/foot  
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics  
Driver injury measures  
Head/neck  
Chest  
Hip/thigh  
Lower leg/foot  
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side
Test ID  VTP2204 

Lower occupant compartment  
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)  7 
Footrest (cm)  5 
Right toepan (cm)  3 
Center toepan (cm)  2 
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)  0 
Upper occupant compartment  
Center dash (cm)  7 
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)  6 
Upper dash (cm)  6 
Right lower dash (cm)  5 
Passenger injury measures
Test ID  VTP2204 

Head  
HIC15  160 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  1.2 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  18 
Maximum Nij  0.23 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  24 
Femur (kN)  
Left  0.4 
Right  1.0 
Knee displacement (mm)  
Left  1 
Right  0 
Kneethighhip injury risk (%)  
Left  0 
Right  1 
Maximum tibia index  
Left  0.60 
Right  0.44 
Tibia axial force (kN)  
Left  2.1 
Right  2.8 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  53 
Right  53 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTP2204 

Head  
HIC15  126 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.9 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  29 
Maximum Nij  0.20 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  26 
Femur (kN)  
Left  0.1 
Right  0.1 
Knee displacement (mm)  
Left  1 
Right  0 
Kneethighhip injury risk (%)  
Left  0 
Right  0 
Maximum tibia index  
Left  0.58 
Right  0.20 
Tibia axial force (kN)  
Left  0.3 
Right  0.9 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  45 
Right  38 
How the passengerside small overlap front test is conducted
Moderate overlap front: original test
Rating applies to 202224 models
Tested vehicle: 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI S 4door
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, formerly known as the Volkswagen GTI, was redesigned for the 2022 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2022 Golf GTI conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the Volkswagen Golf R.
Overall evaluation  

Structure and safety cage  
Driver injury measures  
Head/neck  
Chest  
Leg/foot, left  
Leg/foot, right  
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
Test ID  VTF2201 

Footwell intrusion  
Footrest (cm)  4 
Left (cm)  6 
Center (cm)  6 
Right (cm)  3 
Brake pedal (cm)  5 
Instrument panel rearward movement  
Left (cm)  1 
Right (cm)  1 
Steering column movement  
Upward (cm)  3 
Rearward (cm)  4 
Apillar rearward movement (cm)  0 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTF2201 

Head  
HIC15  175 
Peak gs at hard contact  no contact 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  1.4 
Extension bending moment (Nm)  9 
Maximum Nij  0.23 
Chest maximum compression (mm)  33 
Legs  
Femur force  left (kN)  0.2 
Femur force  right (kN)  0.6 
Knee displacement  left (mm)  0 
Knee displacement  right (mm)  1 
Maximum tibia index  left  0.28 
Maximum tibia index  right  0.70 
Tibia axial force  left (kN)  1.7 
Tibia axial force  right (kN)  3.2 
Foot acceleration (g)  
Left  72 
Right  176 
Side: original test
Rating applies to 202224 models
Tested vehicle: 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn 4door
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, formerly known as the Volkswagen GTI, was redesigned for the 2022 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2022 Golf GTI conducted by Volkswagen as part of side crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the Volkswagen Golf R.
Overall evaluation  

Structure and safety cage  
Driver injury measures  
Head/neck  
Torso  
Pelvis/leg  
Driver head protection  
Rear passenger injury measures  
Head/neck  
Torso  
Pelvis/leg  
Rear passenger head protection 
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
Test ID  VTS2201 

Bpillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)  17.5 
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline. 
Driver injury measures
Test ID  VTS2201 

Head HIC15  144 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.7 
Compression (kN)  0.5 
Shoulder  
Lateral deflection (mm)  35 
Lateral force (kN)  1.5 
Torso  
Maximum deflection (mm)  30 
Average deflection (mm)  28 
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)  4.24 
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)  0.37 
Pelvis  
Iliac force (kN)  2.1 
Acetabulum force (kN)  1.2 
Combined force (kN)  3.2 
Left femur  
LM force (kN)  0.8 
LM moment (Nm)  314 
AP moment (Nm)  44 
Passenger injury measures
Test ID  VTS2201 

Head HIC15  196 
Neck  
Tension (kN)  0.3 
Compression (kN)  0.3 
Shoulder  
Lateral deflection (mm)  46 
Lateral force (kN)  1.2 
Torso  
Maximum deflection (mm)  41 
Average deflection (mm)  31 
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)  4.46 
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)  0.67 
Pelvis  
Iliac force (kN)  0.3 
Acetabulum force (kN)  1.7 
Combined force (kN)  1.7 
Left femur  
LM force (kN)  1.0 
LM moment (Nm)  114 
AP moment (Nm)  23 
Headlights
Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.
Trim level(s)

Autobahn trim
Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 

Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  Yes 
Overall rating 

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination: 
Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on both left curves.
The low beams never exceeded glare limits.
High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.
Highbeam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the gradual right curve.
Trim level(s) 


Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  Yes 
Overall rating Applies to 202224 models 
LOW BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 
Amount glare exceeded threshold 

Straightaway right edge  60.0 m  None 
Straightaway left edge  54.5 m  None 
250m radius right curve, left edge  57.3 m  None 
250m radius left curve, right edge  37.8 m  None 
150m radius right curve, right edge  61.5 m  None 
150m radius left curve, left edge  43.0 m  None 
HIGH BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 

Straightaway right edge  152.0 m 
Straightaway left edge  148.2 m 
250m radius right curve, right edge  91.2 m 
250m radius left curve, left edge  78.0 m 
150m radius right curve, right edge  73.4 m 
150m radius left curve, left edge  60.9 m 
Trim level(s)

S trim

SE trim
Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 

Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  No 
Overall rating 

Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination: 
Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on both left curves.
The low beams never exceeded glare limits.
High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and both right curves and fair on the sharp left curve.
Trim level(s) 


Lowbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Highbeam headlight type  LED projector 
Curveadaptive?  No 
Highbeam assist?  No 
Overall rating Applies to 202224 models 
LOW BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 
Amount glare exceeded threshold 

Straightaway right edge  60.0 m  None 
Straightaway left edge  54.5 m  None 
250m radius right curve, left edge  57.3 m  None 
250m radius left curve, right edge  37.8 m  None 
150m radius right curve, right edge  61.5 m  None 
150m radius left curve, left edge  43.0 m  None 
HIGH BEAMS  Average minimum useful illumination distance (5 lux) 

Straightaway right edge  152.0 m 
Straightaway left edge  148.2 m 
250m radius right curve, right edge  91.2 m 
250m radius left curve, left edge  78.0 m 
150m radius right curve, right edge  73.4 m 
150m radius left curve, left edge  60.9 m 