2020 Volkswagen Arteon

large car / 4-door hatchback

2020 Volkswagen Arteon 4-door hatchback
2019 Volkswagen Arteon shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Standard system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL 4-door

The Volkswagen Arteon was introduced in the 2019 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but started to slide off the left side because the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The dummy's head contacted the frontal airbag but slid partway off the left side, allowing the head to move toward the gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1907
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 2
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1907
Head
HIC-15 193
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 0.7
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.30
Right 0.52
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 43

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE 4-door

The Volkswagen Arteon was introduced in the 2019 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still moved too far to the right toward the gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1926
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 3
Right toepan (cm) 2
Center toepan (cm) 2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 7
Right lower dash (cm) 5

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1926
Head
HIC-15 180
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.33
Right 0.44
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.7
Right 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 41

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1926
Head
HIC-15 162
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.40
Right 0.23
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 44

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium 4-door 4wd

The Volkswagen Arteon was introduced in the 2019 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1915
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -2
Right (cm) -2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1915
Head
HIC-15 287
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 30
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.1
Femur force - right (kN) 1.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.42
Maximum tibia index - right 0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 54
Right 64

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE 4-door 4wd

The Volkswagen Arteon was introduced in the 2019 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1917
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1917
Head HIC-15 262
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 4.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 5.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 61
A-P moment (Nm) 114

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1917
Head HIC-15 142
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 32
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.24
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3
L-M moment (Nm) 47
A-P moment (Nm) 132

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,659 lbs
Peak force 17,373 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.75

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leatherette seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leatherette seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 22
Distance below top of head (mm) -2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.5
Head contact time (ms) 61
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 217

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring)

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-20 models

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

Trim level(s)

  • All trims

System details

  • Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring)

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-20 models

Advanced
Advanced
Average speed reduction
12 mph test 25 mph test
Crossing child 12 mph 17 mph
Crossing adult 12 mph 22 mph
Average speed reduction
25 mph test 37 mph test
Parallel adult 0 mph 0 mph
Warning time:
0.0 seconds

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019-20 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 2.0T SEL
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 2.0T SEL
Seat type leather
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) could not measure
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated