2021 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#38 of 2021 SUVs

#63 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Tiguan, part 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 bypasses mud and snow with ease. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0384% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3845%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0384% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3845% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: Front Assist. Optional safety features on the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan which we recommend include Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps better illuminate the road ahead --- the lights point towards the direction that the vehicle is heading. Optional Light Assist on the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Volkswagen Tiguan. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9367Kia SportageHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterMazda CX-5Volkswagen TiguanNissan RogueGMC TerrainKia SorentoJeep CompassChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2021 Kia Sportage, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee, the 2021 Subaru Forester, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2021 Jeep Compass and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Nissan Rogue.

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