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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good," frontal offset test; "good," side impact test; Top Safety Pick
new safety features
coming standard are front side airbags and curtain side airbags
Kelley Blue Book
The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan combines an impressive list of safety features with some coveted safety hardware from the insurance industry to create a strong overall safety resume.
IIHS find the results of rigorous crash-testing evaluations of the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan encouraging. The Tiguan achieves the highest rating, "good," in both IIHS tests, as well as the IIHS Top Safety Pick award with the Tiguan's "good performance in front, side, and rear tests" and the "standard electronic stability control."
The safety features of the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan, according to Motor Trend, includes "ABS, an anti-slip program and electronic differential lock, engine braking assist, electronic brake force distribution and electronic stabilization." Edmunds adds that the Tiguan includes "front side airbags, curtain side airbags, rear side airbags, an engine immobilizer and child door locks." According to Kelley Blue Book, "front, front-side and front and rear side-curtain" airbags are standard, and "rear side thorax airbags" are optional for the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Volkswagen newest crossover affords great visibility from the driver's seat, as well as offering quite a few features. Edmunds verifies that "outward visibility is excellent," and TheCarConnection.com agrees.
The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the safest in its class and one of the few of its type to offer available rear thorax bags.