2023 Volkswagen Jetta  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#55 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#141 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta, part of Volkswagen's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. 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 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is somewhat 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 2023 Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 68, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0581% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6331%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0581% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6331% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta include the following active safety system: Front Assist. Optional safety features on the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta which we recommend include Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional 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.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9156Kia SeltosVolkswagen JettaKia ForteNissan KicksHyundai KonaHyundai ElantraMazda CX-30Toyota CorollaNissan SentraHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaKia SoulComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 91. The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is safer than the 2023 Kia Seltos and less safe than the 2023 Kia Soul, the 2023 Subaru Impreza, the 2023 Honda Civic, the 2022 Nissan Sentra, the 2022 Toyota Corolla, and the 2023 Mazda CX-30. It is about as safe as the 2023 Kia Forte.

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