2010 Volkswagen Jetta  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#44 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#87 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it 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 Jetta is somewhat 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 Jetta has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.054% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1616%, meaning the average driver has a 0.054% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1616% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8524Toyota Scion tCKia OptimaHyundai SonataChevrolet HHRNissan AltimaToyota CorollaSuzuki KizashiVolkswagen JettaPontiac G6Mazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 85. The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the 2010 Kia Optima, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, the 2010 Chevrolet HHR, the 2010 Nissan Altima, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, the 2010 Mazda 3, and the 2010 Pontiac G6.

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