2016 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#40 of 2016 SUVs

#98 of all 2016 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 Volkswagen Tiguan provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. 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 2016 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 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0493% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6251%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0493% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6251% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8565Subaru WRXToyota RAV4Honda CR-VFIAT 500XGMC TerrainHyundai TucsonFord EscapeSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeKia SportageVolkswagen TiguanMazda CX-5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 85. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2016 Subaru WRX, the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Honda CR-V, the 2016 FIAT 500X, and the 2016 GMC Terrain and less safe than the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Subaru Forester, and the 2016 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Kia Sportage.

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