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VW Tiguan

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
34
Front: 14.2
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
39
PEDESTRIAN
**
17


 
Adult occupant protection
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 driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildFair “Bobsy” G 0/1 ISOFIX, rearward facing
3 year old ChildFair “Bobsy” G 0/1 ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Tested modelVW Tiguan 2.0 diesel 'Trend'/'Fun', LHD
Body type5 door SUV
Year of publication2007
Kerb weight1590kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Tiguans

Comments
Front impact
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.

Side impact
The Tiguan scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests.

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.

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