2019 Volkswagen Atlas  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#9 of 2019 SUVs

#12 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas
The Atlas, which Volkswagen introduced in 2018, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Atlas packs some oomph. The Atlas has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas 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 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0279% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1867%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0279% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1867% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9574Dodge Grand CaravanFord FlexNissan PathfinderFord ExplorerKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseVolkswagen AtlasMazda CX-9Honda PilotSubaru AscentToyota SiennaDodge DurangoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 95. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is safer than the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2019 Ford Flex, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2019 Ford Explorer, the 2019 Kia Sedona, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2019 Dodge Durango, and the 2019 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2019 Mazda CX-9.

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