2010 Volkswagen Eos  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#35 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#71 of all 2010 vehicles


The Eos, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 2007, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 4. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Eos packs some oomph. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is below average 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 Eos has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen Eos has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0503% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7473%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0503% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7473% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volkswagen Eos is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volkswagen Eos is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9059M. Eclipse SpyderLexus ISVolkswagen EosVolkswagen CCAudi A3Volvo S40M.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesAcura TSXINFINITI GVolkswagen PassatComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen Eos with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 90. The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is safer than the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and the 2010 Lexus IS and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Passat, the 2010 INFINITI G, the 2010 Acura TSX, the 2010 BMW 3 Series, the 2010 Audi A4, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is about as safe as the 2010 Volkswagen CC and the 2010 Audi A3.

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