2018 Volkswagen Jetta  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#61 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#127 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta, 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is somewhat unsafe 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 Jetta has a score of 68, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0578% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.598%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0578% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.598% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8150Toyota Yaris iAHyundai AccentNissan SentraKia ForteVolkswagen JettaV. Golf SportWagenSubaru CrosstrekHyundai SonataToyota CorollaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 81. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is safer than the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA, the 2018 Hyundai Accent, and the 2018 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2018 Mazda 3, the 2018 Toyota Corolla, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. It is about as safe as the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.

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