2010 Volkswagen GTI  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#33 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#69 of all 2010 vehicles


The GTI, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Volkswagen GTI has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The GTI has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


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

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen GTI has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.05% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.709%, meaning the average driver has a 0.05% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.709% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8655Nissan AltimaChevrolet MalibuPontiac G6Mazda TributeSuzuki KizashiToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatVolvo S40Audi A3Volvo C30Hyundai TucsonVolkswagen GTIComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 86. The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is safer than the 2010 Nissan Altima, the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2010 Pontiac G6, and the 2010 Mazda Tribute and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Passat and the 2010 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2010 Hyundai Tucson, the 2010 Volvo C30, and the 2010 Audi A3.

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