2022 Volkswagen Arteon  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#42 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#128 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
The Arteon, which Volkswagen introduced in 2018, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Arteon packs some oomph. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon 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 2022 Volkswagen Arteon has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0447% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1097%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0447% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1097% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon is Front Assist. Optional safety features on the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon which we recommend include Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Other safety technologies seem simpler but should still be considered. Optional Light Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Volkswagen Arteon. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9373Lexus ES-350Volkswagen ArteonToyota AvalonNissan MaximaINFINITI Q50BMW 5 SeriesHyundai Genesis G70Alfa Romeo GiuliaHyundai Genesis G80Lexus RCVolvo S60 RechargeAcura TLXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 93. The 2022 Volkswagen Arteon is less safe than the 2022 Nissan Maxima, the 2022 INFINITI Q50, the 2022 BMW 5 Series, the 2022 Acura TLX, the 2022 Volvo S60 Recharge, the 2022 Lexus RC, the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G70. It is about as safe as the 2022 Lexus ES-350.

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