2012 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#40 of 2012 SUVs

#88 of all 2012 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Tiguan, part of Volkswagen's lineup since 2009, is a three-row small SUV with seating up to 7. The Tiguan 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 handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2012 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 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0502% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7338%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0502% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7338% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8054Toyota MatrixSuzuki Grand VitaraMazda 5Nissan RogueFord EscapeSubaru ForesterKia SportageHonda CR-VJeep CompassHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 80. The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2012 Toyota Matrix, the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2012 Mazda 5, the 2012 Nissan Rogue, the 2012 Ford Escape, and the 2012 Subaru Forester. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota RAV4, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson, the 2012 Jeep Compass, the 2012 Honda CR-V, and the 2012 Kia Sportage.

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