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NHTSA Crash Test Results

PT Cruiser Base

New Beetle GL

Frontal Crash Test (Driver)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: PT Cruiser)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle Coupe)

Frontal Crash Test (Passenger)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: PT Cruiser)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle Coupe)

Side Crash Test (Front)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: PT Cruiser)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle)

Side Crash Test (Rear)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: PT Cruiser)

21-35 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: New Beetle)

IIHS Crash Test Results

Overall Rating

Reliability Rating

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New Beetle GL

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

Safety Features

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New Beetle GL

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

Anti-Theft & Locks

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New Beetle GL

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

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

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New Beetle GL

Keyless Entry (Remote Lock/Unlock) N/A Std.
Remote Ignition N/A N/A
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