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VW Tiguan

VW Tiguan 2.0 diesel 'Trend'/'Fun', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

VW Tiguan

VW Tiguan 2.0 diesel 'Trend'/'Fun', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 87%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Adequate, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.3 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.1 pts
Neck: Good

Total 39 pts | 79%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair “Bobsy” G 0/1 ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

PERFORMANCE
10.8 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair “Bobsy” G 0/1 ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
4.0 pts
See comments
Total 17 pts | 48%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
11.2 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model VW Tiguan 2.0 diesel 'Trend'/'Fun', LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1590kg
VIN from which rating applies from start of production
Class SMALL OFF-ROAD 4×4
Safety equipment
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
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.

Child occupant
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.

Pedestrian
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.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the Tiguan, as is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger seats.

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