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NHTSA Crash Test Results

Matrix 2WD

New Beetle 2.5L

Frontal Crash Test (Driver)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Matrix)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle w/ SAB)

Frontal Crash Test (Passenger)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Matrix)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle w/ SAB)

Side Crash Test (Front)

21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Matrix)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle w/ SAB)

Side Crash Test (Rear)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Matrix)

21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle w/ SAB)

IIHS Crash Test Results

Overall Rating

Reliability Rating

Matrix 2WD

New Beetle 2.5L

Overall 5 out of 5
see details
5 out of 5
see details

Safety Features

Matrix 2WD

New Beetle 2.5L

Driver Airbag Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Opt. Std.
Front Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A Std.
Passenger Airbag Std. Std.
Side Head Curtain Airbags Opt. N/A
Second Row Side Airbag N/A N/A
Second Row Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A N/A
Power Windows Opt. Std.
Electronic Parking Aid N/A N/A
First Aid Kit Opt. N/A
Trunk Anti-Trap Device N/A Std.

Anti-Theft & Locks

Matrix 2WD

New Beetle 2.5L

Child Safety Door Locks Std. N/A
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate N/A N/A
Power Door Locks Opt. Std.
Vehicle Anti-Theft Std. Std.

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

Matrix 2WD

New Beetle 2.5L

Keyless Entry (Remote Lock/Unlock) Opt. Std.
Remote Ignition N/A N/A
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Matrix 2WD

New Beetle 2.5L

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