2018 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#32 of 2018 SUVs

#64 of all 2018 vehicles

The Tiguan, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 2009, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Tiguan has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. 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 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is 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 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.038%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.4%.

We estimate that the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0434% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9572%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0434% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9572% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8670Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonChevrolet EquinoxJeep CherokeeToyota RAV4Kia SportageGMC AcadiaKia SorentoFord EscapeVolkswagen TiguanGMC TerrainSubaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 86. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, and the 2018 Kia Sportage and less safe than the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2018 Subaru Forester and the 2018 GMC Terrain.

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