2022 Volkswagen Passat  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#54 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#153 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volkswagen Passat
The Passat, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is below 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 Passat has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Volkswagen Passat has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0497% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6721%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0497% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6721% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Volkswagen Passat is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Volkswagen Passat is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat include the following active safety systems: Front Assist, Lane Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor.

Other safety technologies seem simpler but should still be considered. Optional Light Assist on the 2022 Volkswagen Passat automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Volkswagen Passat. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8970Volkswagen PassatNissan AltimaHonda AccordSubaru LegacyKia StingerGMC AcadiaChevrolet EquinoxKia SorentoToyota CamryHyundai Santa FeAcura ILXSubaru OutbackComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 89. The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is less safe than the 2022 Nissan Altima, the 2022 Honda Accord, the 2022 Subaru Legacy, the 2022 Subaru Outback, the 2022 Acura ILX, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2022 Toyota Camry, the 2022 Kia Sorento, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2022 GMC Acadia, and the 2022 Kia Stinger.

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