ABS actually serves two purposes when it comes to safety. Not only does it help keep the brakes from locking up during hard breaking, it also helps you retain control over the steering in the event of a potential collision. So you can still maneuver the car as you attempt to avoid whatever is standing in your way.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. MSRP excludes taxes, destination charges, optional equipment, registration and dealer charges. Emissions charges may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer sets actual price. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid model with a starting MSRP of $24,995 is available via dealer order only in very limited quantities and only at participating Volkswagen dealers.
✝ Based on manufacturers' published data comparing non-premium midsize sedans.
✝✝ 2013 Passat 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, manual transmission: 31 city/43 highway mpg. Range based on 43 highway mpg EPA estimate and an 18.5-gallon tank. Your mileage will vary.
‡ Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). “Top Safety Pick+” based on moderate overlap frontal crash test, small overlap frontal crash test, side-impact crash test, rear-impact crash test, roof strength test. Test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For details, visit www.iihs.org. See vw.com for more information on safety features."