2019 Volkswagen Arteon  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#60 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#133 of all 2019 vehicles


The Arteon, which Volkswagen introduced in 2018, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Arteon has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. 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 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 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 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.048% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4862%, meaning the average driver has a 0.048% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4862% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8964Chevrolet ImpalaKia CadenzaNissan MaximaVolkswagen ArteonLexus ES-350Volvo S60Alfa Romeo GiuliaLincoln MKZToyota AvalonINFINITI Q50Acura TLXKia StingerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is safer than the 2019 Chevrolet Impala and less safe than the 2019 Kia Stinger, the 2019 Acura TLX, the 2019 INFINITI Q50, the 2019 Toyota Avalon, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2019 Volvo S60. It is about as safe as the 2019 Kia Cadenza and the 2019 Nissan Maxima.

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