2011 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#37 of 2011 SUVs

#81 of all 2011 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. The Volkswagen Tiguan has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2011 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 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0499% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6932%, 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 5.6932% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8656Suzuki Grand VitaraMazda TributeFord EscapeSubaru ForesterToyota RAV4Volkswagen TiguanHonda CR-VJeep CompassHonda ElementSubaru OutbackKia SorentoMazda CX-7Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2011 Mazda Tribute, the 2011 Ford Escape, and the 2011 Subaru Forester and less safe than the 2011 Kia Sorento, the 2011 Subaru Outback, the 2011 Honda Element, the 2011 Jeep Compass, and the 2011 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2011 Mazda CX-7.

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