2019 Volkswagen Golf  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#55 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#119 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Volkswagen Golf
The Golf, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a small hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it 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 Golf 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 2019 Volkswagen Golf has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volkswagen Golf has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0456% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2057%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0456% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2057% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9257Nissan KicksChevrolet CruzeHyundai KonaHonda HR-VMazda CX-3Hyundai VelosterToyota C-HRVolkswagen GolfHyundai Elantra GTVolkswagen BeetleV. Golf SportWagenSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 92. The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is safer than the 2019 Nissan Kicks, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2019 Hyundai Kona, the 2019 Honda HR-V, the 2019 Mazda CX-3, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster, the 2019 Subaru Impreza, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and less safe than the 2019 Toyota C-HR.

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