2019 Volkswagen GTI  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#52 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#109 of all 2019 vehicles

The GTI, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Volkswagen GTI provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. The GTI has offered Android Auto since 2019 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.038%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.4%.

We estimate that the 2019 Volkswagen GTI has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0439% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0147%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0439% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0147% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Volkswagen GTI is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Volkswagen GTI is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Volkswagen GTI offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9162M. Eclipse CrossSubaru BRZToyota 86Nissan Rogue SportBuick EncoreVolkswagen GTIMazda CX-5MINI CooperAudi A3V. Golf AlltrackMINI CountrymanAcura ILXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volkswagen GTI with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 91. The 2019 Volkswagen GTI is safer than the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2019 Subaru BRZ, the 2019 Toyota 86, and the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2019 MINI Countryman, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, the 2019 Audi A3, the 2019 MINI Cooper, and the 2019 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2019 Buick Encore.

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