2016 Volkswagen Touareg  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#6 of 2016 SUVs

#8 of all 2016 vehicles

The Touareg, part of Volkswagen's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Touareg packs some oomph. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 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 2016 Volkswagen Touareg has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.029% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3142%, meaning the average driver has a 0.029% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3142% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 1%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9873Lincoln MKTBuick EnvisionINFINITI QX50Acura RDXVolvo XC90Volkswagen TouaregVolvo XC60Lincoln MKXHyundai GenesisBMW X3Buick EnclaveCadillac SRXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 98. The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is safer than the 2016 Lincoln MKT, the 2016 Buick Envision, the 2016 INFINITI QX50, the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Cadillac SRX, the 2016 Buick Enclave, the 2016 BMW X3, and the 2016 Hyundai Genesis and less safe than the 2016 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lincoln MKX and the 2016 Volvo XC60.

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