Volkswagen Passat given "Top Safety Pick" rating

September 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has chosen the 2012 Volkswagen Passat as the safest mid-size sedan. The re-designed car earned the coveted "Top Safety Pick" rating after several crash tests. The 2012 Audi A6 was named the safest large luxury car.