2010 Volkswagen Beetle  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#66 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#131 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
The Beetle, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 1998, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Beetle packs some oomph. The Beetle has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Volkswagen Beetle is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Volkswagen Beetle has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0642% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.3269%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0642% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.3269% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle is 34% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8923Toyota Scion tCChrysler PT CruiserJeep PatriotPontiac VibeToyota MatrixJeep CompassVolkswagen GolfSubaru ImprezaMazda TributeToyota Scion xBVolkswagen BeetleDodge CaliberComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 89. The 2010 Volkswagen Beetle is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser, the 2010 Jeep Patriot, and the 2010 Pontiac Vibe and less safe than the 2010 Toyota Scion xB, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Subaru Impreza, the 2010 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2010 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2010 Dodge Caliber.

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