2013 Volkswagen Passat  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#46 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#91 of all 2013 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. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 Volkswagen Passat 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 2013 Volkswagen Passat has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Volkswagen Passat has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0503% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7465%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0503% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7465% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8852Kia OptimaHyundai SonataHonda AccordDodge AvengerChevrolet MalibuBuick VeranoFord FusionSubaru LegacySubaru OutbackMazda 6Volkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Volkswagen Passat with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 88. The 2013 Volkswagen Passat is safer than the 2013 Kia Optima, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, the 2013 Honda Accord, the 2013 Dodge Avenger, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2013 Buick Verano and less safe than the 2013 Subaru Legacy and the 2013 Ford Fusion. It is about as safe as the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi and the 2013 Mazda 6.

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