2010 Volkswagen Golf  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#34 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#70 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Volkswagen Golf
The Golf, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen Golf has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0502% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7309%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0502% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7309% chance of being injured.

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


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8925Ford FocusChevrolet HHRPontiac VibeToyota MatrixNissan AltimaMitsubishi LancerJeep CompassVolkswagen GolfVolkswagen JettaToyota Scion xBVolkswagen BeetleDodge CaliberComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 25 to 89. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf is safer than the 2010 Ford Focus, the 2010 Chevrolet HHR, the 2010 Pontiac Vibe, the 2010 Toyota Matrix, the 2010 Nissan Altima, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2010 Toyota Scion xB, and the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta.

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