2023 Volkswagen Arteon  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#42 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#120 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
The Arteon, which Volkswagen introduced in 2018, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Volkswagen Arteon packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 handle mud, snow, and sand. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Volkswagen Arteon has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0448% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1195%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0448% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1195% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Volkswagen Arteon include: Front Assist, Lane Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot. Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps, which is standard on the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns. Standard Light Assist on the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9175Volkswagen ArteonINFINITI Q50V. V60 Cross CountryLexus ISNissan MaximaHyundai Genesis G80BMW 5 SeriesA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Hyundai Genesis G70Audi A5Audi A4M.-B. E-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 91. The 2023 Volkswagen Arteon is less safe than the 2023 INFINITI Q50, the 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country, the 2023 Lexus IS, the 2023 Nissan Maxima, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2023 Audi A4, the 2023 Audi A5, the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2023 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), the 2023 BMW 5 Series, and the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G80.

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