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VOLKSWAGEN Tiguan 2016

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.25out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.25out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Tiguan was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2008.

The Tiguan scored 14.25 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.25 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.68 pts
Upper Legs 3 pts
Lower Legs 3.57 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 29mm and upwards 2mm. The steering wheel hub moved 63mm forward, 14mm downward and 1mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 5mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Tiguan. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test and the Tiguan scored full marks.

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had headprotecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).

The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet provided poor levels of protection.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.9 L/100km 162 g/km

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