Check Safety Ratings for Popular Volkswagen Models
Select a model below to find available NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety and IIHS Top Safety Picks for different model years.
Note that not all years and models are tested.
How to Check the Crash Safety Rating for a Volkswagen
You can quickly check a Volkswagen’s available crash safety ratings with just a little bit of information.
To find NHTSA vehicle safety ratings using the VINvaquero.com safety rating lookup tool, simply enter your Volkswagen’s VIN number or provide the year and model of the vehicle you are interested in.
From there, you can select the applicable submodel of the Volkswagen to get the specific crash safety data where available
The results will provide you with a quick view of the overall rating for the vehicle plus its scores on front crash tests, side crash tests, and rollovers.
You’ll also see whether the Volkswagen comes equipped with adaptive safety features such as:
- Forward Collision Warning.
- Lane Departure Warning.
- Electronic Stability Control.
Enter your 17-digit Volkswagen VIN or year and model in the fields above.
You’ll also see how many active recalls have been found for the vehicle. You can use the VINvaquero.com Volkswagen recalls lookup for more information on any recalls that were detected in the database.
You can also find a car’s safety ratings on the window sticker at the dealership.
What does a Volkswagen 5-star safety rating mean?
For the NHTSA crash safety tests, a 5-star scale is used to evaluate a vehicle’s performance.
The more stars in a particular category, the better the Volkswagen model performed and the safer it is.
The IIHS vehicle safety program awards Top Safety picks with a rating criteria of Good to Poor.