The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact. VW have done much to remove hazards from the dashboard area but the steering column and ignition barrel still posed some risk of injury to the driver's knees and femurs. The Tiguan scored maximum points in the side impact test but chest protection was rated as marginal in the pole test. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries.
Based on the dynamic dummy response in the front and side impacts, the Tiguan scored maximum points for protection of the 1½ year old. The front passenger's airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in that position was unclear and could be peeled off. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.
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.
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Tiguan, as is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger seats.