2018 Volkswagen GTI  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#26 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#66 of all 2018 vehicles

The GTI, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Volkswagen GTI provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The GTI has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Volkswagen GTI 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 2018 Volkswagen GTI has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Volkswagen GTI has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0435% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9717%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0435% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9717% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Volkswagen GTI is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Volkswagen GTI is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8969Hyundai TucsonToyota 86Subaru BRZAcura ILXSubaru CrosstrekV. Golf SportWagenMazda CX-5MINI CooperMINI CountrymanGMC TerrainVolkswagen GTIToyota C-HRComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Volkswagen GTI with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 89. The 2018 Volkswagen GTI is safer than the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the 2018 Toyota 86, the 2018 Subaru BRZ, the 2018 Acura ILX, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and less safe than the 2018 MINI Cooper and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2018 GMC Terrain.

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