2020 Volkswagen GTI  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#19 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#61 of all 2020 vehicles

The GTI, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Volkswagen GTI provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 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 2020 Volkswagen GTI has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volkswagen GTI has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0378% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3127%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0378% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3127% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volkswagen GTI is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Volkswagen GTI is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9362M. Eclipse CrossToyota 86Subaru BRZNissan Rogue SportKia SportageBuick EncoreVolvo XC40Volkswagen GTIVolkswagen GolfMINI CountrymanAudi A3Acura ILXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volkswagen GTI with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 93. The 2020 Volkswagen GTI is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Toyota 86, the 2020 Subaru BRZ, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 Buick Encore, and the 2020 Acura ILX and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC40. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volkswagen Golf.

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