2019 Volkswagen Beetle  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#66 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#142 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
The Beetle, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 1998, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. The Beetle has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Beetle has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0496% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6631%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0496% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6631% chance of being injured.

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

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9064Hyundai KonaHonda HR-VMazda CX-3Hyundai VelosterVolkswagen BeetleToyota C-HRBuick EncoreChevrolet TraxVolkswagen GolfNissan Rogue SportSubaru CrosstrekHyundai Elantra GTComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 90. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is safer than the 2019 Hyundai Kona, the 2019 Honda HR-V, and the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and less safe than the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, the 2019 Chevrolet Trax, the 2019 Buick Encore, and the 2019 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport.

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