2020 Volkswagen Jetta  RealSafeCars61Safety Rating

#78 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#174 of all 2020 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Jetta provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is very unsafe 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 Jetta has a score of 61, implying a 0.067% chance of driver death (6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.058%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.2%.

We estimate that the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.067% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.6571%, meaning the average driver has a 0.067% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.6571% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is 44% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8647Hyundai AccentToyota YarisKia RioVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia ForteMazda 3Toyota CorollaMazda CX-3Nissan SentraHonda CivicHyundai ElantraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 47 to 86. The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is safer than the 2020 Hyundai Accent and the 2020 Toyota Yaris and less safe than the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2020 Kia Forte, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, the 2020 Honda Civic, the 2020 Nissan Sentra, the 2020 Mazda CX-3, the 2020 Toyota Corolla, and the 2020 Mazda 3.

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