2014 Volkswagen Touareg  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#2 of 2014 SUVs

#2 of all 2014 vehicles

The Touareg, part of Volkswagen's lineup since 2004, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is safe 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 2014 Volkswagen Touareg has a score of 91, implying a 0.027% chance of driver death (2.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.027% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.082%, meaning the average driver has a 0.027% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.082% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10071Lincoln MKXINFINITI QX60Cadillac SRXBMW X3BMW X5Volkswagen TouaregM.-B. M-ClassM.-B. GLK-ClassAudi Q7Volvo XC90Audi Q5Lexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is safer than the 2014 Lincoln MKX, the 2014 INFINITI QX60, the 2014 Cadillac SRX, the 2014 BMW X3, the 2014 Lexus RX, the 2014 Audi Q5, and the 2014 Volvo XC90 and less safe than the 2014 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2014 Audi Q7, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

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