2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#26 of 2020 SUVs

#40 of all 2020 vehicles


The Atlas Cross Sport, introduced by Volkswagen in 2020, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Atlas Cross Sport has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is above 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 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0332% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7881%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0332% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7881% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9374Nissan PathfinderNissan MuranoKia SedonaToyota HighlanderHonda PassportVolkswagen AtlasHonda PilotKia TellurideHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaHyundai PalisadeV. Atlas Cross SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 93. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is safer than the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2020 Nissan Murano, the 2020 Kia Sedona, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander. It is about as safe as the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, the 2020 Toyota Sienna, the 2020 Honda Odyssey, the 2020 Kia Telluride, and the 2020 Honda Pilot.

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