2013 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#40 of 2013 SUVs

#94 of all 2013 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 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. 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 2013 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 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0505% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7642%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0505% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7642% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is 24% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8852Toyota MatrixSuzuki Grand VitaraNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterFord EscapeKia SportageJeep CompassHonda CR-VHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 88. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2013 Toyota Matrix, the 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2013 Nissan Rogue, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2013 Toyota RAV4, and the 2013 Subaru Forester and less safe than the 2013 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2013 Hyundai Tucson, the 2013 Honda CR-V, the 2013 Jeep Compass, and the 2013 Kia Sportage.

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