2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-door SUV
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Side: original test
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Standard system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4-door 2wd

The Volkswagen Tiguan was redesigned for the 2018 model year. It is larger and heavier than the earlier design and therefore is now classified as a midsize SUV. The earlier design remained in production for only the 2018 model year and was called the Tiguan Limited. The ratings on this page do not apply to the Tiguan Limited.

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1709
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -25.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1709
Head HIC-15 105
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.66
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 86
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1709
Head HIC-15 134
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.02
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 130
A-P moment (Nm) 30

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,848 lbs
Peak force 18,687 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.86

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 34
Distance below top of head (mm) -13
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.2
Head contact time (ms) 67
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 12
Max neck tension (N) 365

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking)
  • Standard Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring)

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2020-22 models

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian

Trim level(s)

  • All trims

System details

  • Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring)

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-22 models

Advanced
Advanced

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 20 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle failed to slow.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle failed to slow. A warning was issued 0 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-22 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SEL
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SEL
Seat type leatherette
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 50
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 42
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 51
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 54
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated