2023 Volkswagen Tiguan  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#53 of 2023 SUVs

#86 of all 2023 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. 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 2023 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 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0379% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3333%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0379% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3333% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. Active safety systems that are standard on the Volkswagen Tiguan include: Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot. 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 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9362M. Eclipse CrossMitsubishi MirageM. Outlander SportKia SorentoKia SportageHyundai Santa FeMazda CX-50Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonGMC AcadiaVolkswagen TiguanChevrolet BlazerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 93. The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage, and the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2023 Mazda CX-50. It is about as safe as the 2023 Kia Sportage, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2023 GMC Acadia, and the 2023 Hyundai Tucson.

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