2010 Volkswagen Passat  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#23 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#42 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volkswagen Passat
The Passat, part 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. The Volkswagen Passat has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Volkswagen Passat is 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 Passat has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen Passat has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0452% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1658%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0452% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1658% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8858Chevrolet MalibuNissan MaximaMercury MilanChevrolet EquinoxToyota AvalonGMC TerrainToyota VenzaAudi A4Acura TSXVolkswagen PassatSubaru OutbackVolkswagen CCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen Passat with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 88. The 2010 Volkswagen Passat is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2010 Nissan Maxima, the 2010 Mercury Milan, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2010 Toyota Avalon, the 2010 GMC Terrain, and the 2010 Volkswagen CC and less safe than the 2010 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2010 Subaru Outback and the 2010 Acura TSX.

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