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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

Small SUV
Crashworthiness

    Headlights
    P

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    Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
    Driver Passenger
    2018
    Crash avoidance rating
    P
    Trim level(s)
    • All trims
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • All trims
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2018 models
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Amount glare
    exceeded threshold
    Straightaway right edge 71.9 m None
    Straightaway left edge 40.3 m None
    250m radius right curve, right edge 49.1 m None
    250m radius left curve, left edge 40.3 m None
    150m radius right curve, right edge 40.7 m None
    150m radius left curve, left edge 38.0 m None
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 122.9 m
    Straightaway left edge 56.9 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 54.7 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 48.0 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 44.5 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 42.5 m

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