2021 Volkswagen Jetta  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#58 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#143 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Jetta provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 60, implying a 0.068% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.059%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.2%.

We estimate that the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0682% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.7917%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0682% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.7917% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is 46% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is 35% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Volkswagen Jetta offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta include the following active safety system: Front Assist. An optional safety feature on the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta which we recommend is Blind Spot Monitor.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps better illuminate the road ahead --- the lights point towards the direction that the vehicle is heading.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8647Hyundai AccentKia RioVolkswagen JettaKia SeltosChevrolet MalibuKia ForteMazda 3Toyota CorollaNissan SentraHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaNissan KicksComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 47 to 86. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is safer than the 2021 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2021 Kia Seltos, the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2021 Kia Forte, the 2021 Nissan Kicks, the 2021 Subaru Impreza, the 2021 Honda Civic, the 2021 Nissan Sentra, the 2021 Toyota Corolla, and the 2021 Mazda 3. It is about as safe as the 2021 Kia Rio.

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