2022 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#56 of 2022 SUVs

#84 of all 2022 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. 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 2022 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 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0376% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2939%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0376% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2939% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is 7% 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 systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan: Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Light Assist are optional on the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9772Jeep CherokeeM. Outlander PHEVINFINITI QX50Volkswagen TiguanCadillac XT5Genesis GV70Lexus NXVolvo XC60 RechargeM.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXLincoln NautilusBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 97. The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2022 Jeep Cherokee and the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and less safe than the 2022 Genesis GV70, the 2022 BMW X3, the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2022 Acura RDX, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge, and the 2022 Lexus NX.

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