2010 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#31 of 2010 SUVs

#68 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Tiguan, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 2009, is a three-row small SUV with seating up to 7. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Volkswagen Tiguan provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 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 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0499% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6952%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0499% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6952% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8656Suzuki Grand VitaraDodge NitroJeep LibertyHonda CR-VHonda ElementHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanSubaru ForesterFord EscapeMercury MarinerMazda TributeMitsubishi OutlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2010 Dodge Nitro, the 2010 Jeep Liberty, the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Mercury Mariner, the 2010 Ford Escape, and the 2010 Subaru Forester and less safe than the 2010 Honda Element and the 2010 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2010 Hyundai Tucson.

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