2020 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#40 of 2020 SUVs

#65 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Tiguan, a mainstay of Volkswagen's lineup since 2009, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Tiguan provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Tiguan has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 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 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0382% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3593%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0382% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3593% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8867Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekNissan RogueJeep CherokeeHyundai Santa FeMazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanGMC AcadiaGMC TerrainKia SorentoChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2020 Kia Sorento. It is about as safe as the 2020 GMC Terrain, the 2020 GMC Acadia, and the 2020 Mazda CX-5.

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