2019 Volkswagen Passat  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#67 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#144 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volkswagen Passat
The Passat, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon 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 Passat 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 Passat has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Volkswagen Passat has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0496% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6682%, 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 5.6682% chance of being injured.

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

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9262Chevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaHyundai SonataBuick LaCrosseVolkswagen PassatBuick RegalSubaru LegacySubaru OutbackToyota CamryKia OptimaMazda 6Honda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Volkswagen Passat with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 92. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is safer than the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and less safe than the 2019 Buick Regal, the 2019 Honda Accord, the 2019 Mazda 6, the 2019 Kia Optima, the 2019 Toyota Camry, the 2019 Subaru Outback, and the 2019 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2019 Nissan Altima, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2019 Buick LaCrosse.

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