2016 Volkswagen Touareg

large SUV / 4-door SUV

2016 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door SUV
2015 Volkswagen Touareg shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 4-door 4wd

The Volkswagen Touareg was re-engineered and restyled for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 Sport 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Volkswagen Touareg was re-engineered and restyled for the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 Lux 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,809 lbs
Peak force 22,703 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.72

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking)

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated