2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#36 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#82 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
The Golf SportWagen, introduced by Volkswagen in 2015, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. The Golf SportWagen provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Golf SportWagen has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 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 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0477% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4447%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0477% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4447% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

9049Honda CR-ZHyundai ElantraMitsubishi LancerHonda CivicHonda CR-VFord FocusSubaru LegacyVolkswagen GolfFord C-MaxV. Golf SportWagenSubaru CrosstrekSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 49 to 90. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is safer than the 2015 Honda CR-Z, the 2015 Hyundai Elantra, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2015 Honda Civic, the 2015 Honda CR-V, the 2015 Ford Focus, and the 2015 Subaru Impreza and less safe than the 2015 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2015 Ford C-Max.

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