2021 Volkswagen GTI
#19 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons
#58 of all 2021 vehicles
The GTI, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Volkswagen GTI has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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.
We estimate that the 2021 Volkswagen GTI has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0371% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2334%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0371% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2334% chance of being injured.
Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Volkswagen GTI is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Volkswagen GTI is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.
Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Volkswagen GTI: Front Assist. There are optional safety features on the 2021 Volkswagen GTI which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.
Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps, which is optional on the 2021 Volkswagen GTI, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns. Light Assist are optional on the 2021 Volkswagen GTI. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.