2012 Volkswagen Routan  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#5 of 2012 Minivan/Vans

#63 of all 2012 vehicles


The Routan, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 2009, is a three-row large minivan with seating up to 7. The Volkswagen Routan packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Volkswagen Routan 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 2012 Volkswagen Routan has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Volkswagen Routan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0458% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2309%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0458% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2309% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Volkswagen Routan is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other , the 2012 Volkswagen Routan is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9564Kia SedonaNissan QuestMazda CX-9Volkswagen RoutanFord TaurusC. Town and CountryDodge DurangoToyota SiennaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseHonda OdysseyFord FlexComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Volkswagen Routan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 95. The 2012 Volkswagen Routan is safer than the 2012 Kia Sedona, the 2012 Nissan Quest, and the 2012 Mazda CX-9 and less safe than the 2012 Ford Flex, the 2012 Honda Odyssey, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2012 Ford Explorer, the 2012 Toyota Sienna, and the 2012 Dodge Durango.

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