2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Ratings

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact sports utility vehicle that allows drivers to navigate their daily commutes and destination vacations with ease. While its engine performance and comfortable interior can transport you to where you want to go, the SUV’s solid and innovative design helps you do so safely.

The team at McDonald Volkswagen has prepared a review of the 2023 VW Tiguan safety ratings, so you can understand how this ride will help you get around town. Drivers near Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, Colorado, are invited to read more about the SUV to unpack how it can serve as the right ride for their needs.

Quick Facts: 2023 VW Tiguan Safety Rating

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IIHS Rating



Roof Strength


Small Overlap Front: Driver-Side/Passenger-Side


Front Crash Prevention: Vehicle–to-Vehicle


2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Ratings

Understanding the IIHS Safety Chart

To evaluate the safety of the 2023 VW Tiguan, our team reviewed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report on the compact SUV. The IIHS is an independent body that reviews all the major available models on the market, rating them to determine how safe they may be for drivers.

To measure “crashworthiness”, models are judged on two different types of scales.

The first scale measures through words. The lowest tier is “poor”, then at a step up, there’s “marginal”. The second best is “acceptable”, and the best is the rating “good”.

The other scale, directed usually towards preventive safety measures, ranks with stripes. The first stripe starts at a score of “basic”, for the lowest standard of features. Moving up the scale, two stripes mean the “advanced” rating, while the cream of the crop for safety is three stripes, rated “superior”.

Now that we have a better understanding of how safety is rated, what does it look like on the VW Tiguan?

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Ratings

How the VW Tiguan Measures Up

Overall, things are looking “good”, as the following areas received the “good” rating:

  • Side
  • Small overlap front: driver-side
  • Small overlap front: passenger-side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints & seats

The IIHS also rated the standard front crash prevention system of the VW Tiguan as being “superior.”

Along with other positive marks, the IIHS report provides drivers with the confidence that they can navigate from Point A to Point B safely, as this vehicle received an overall rating of a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Discover how the crash prevention systems and other built-in safety features of this vehicle can provide drivers like you the confidence to get where you’re going with ease.

Making Your Drives Easier

These VW Tiguan safety ratings reveal how the vehicle is a dependable model. For example, there are a lot of ways this model can work to help you drive safely and securely on the road, especially when you’re equipped with some stellar technology. These may include:

  • Rear View Camera System
  • Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Control

The Rear View Camera System can help you park or depart from close quarters more comfortably; receive a wide-lens view of the world behind you through a feed displayed inside the cabin.

Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution and Electronic Stability Control are two of six features that work to help you come to safe stops with the VW Tiguan. Your model’s brakes can stay strong when it’s time for a hard stop and your wheels can stay stable with the force you need to keep you steady.

And that’s just the start of some safety features you may be able to enjoy. You may be able to park safely, with the optional Park Assist w/ Park Distance Control helping to keep your vehicle stable, both in the front and rear.

Or you can enjoy the addition of an optional overhead camera to give you an even wider of the road around you on your drives.

Time to enjoy a stable drive with features like these, which will aid in collision prevention.

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A Model Built to Endure

Safety is built into the very bones of the VW Tiguan. While the model works hard to help prevent accidents, if they do occur, you can stay stable inside the cabin. Benefit from the peace of mind provided by these design elements:

  • Safety cage. The 2023 VW Tiguan has front and rear crumple zones built into the body. This means that the force of a blow will be absorbed in these areas to cushion the cabin.
  • Advanced airbag protection system. With six airbags working to help you stay stable, it’ll be easy to stay braced in the cabin.
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). In the event of a collision, the ICRS system is responsible for deploying airbags, unlocking the vehicle’s doors, and illuminating the hazard lights.
  • Automatic Post-Collison Braking System. Finally, if an accident should occur, this system can trigger the car to automatically brake, so you can come to a safe stop.

With the aid of the safety features built into this 2023 model, you may be able to stay safe even should the unexpected happen. So, we invite you to learn even more about the features that you can find and utilize in this stunning machine.

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Safety and Service

Each of the systems in a 2023 VW Tiguan provides a blend of safety and convenience. To make sure that your vehicle operates safely after you depart our lot, it is important to keep up with regular vehicle service.

This will help your SUV perform like it was designed to, but also operate safely and reliably when you take it out for fun at Ketring Park.

Drivers can contact our service department to schedule service. Maintenance appointments like these are important to keep on a regular vehicle service calendar:

  • Brake systems check
  • Tire pressure checks
  • Battery replacement
  • Oil changes

To find out when to schedule maintenance, you can contact our factory-certified service technicians or even consult your owner’s maintenance schedule after you make your purchase. Ask about creating a service calendar for recommended maintenance of your vehicle.


Learn All About the 2023 VW Tiguan Safety Ratings

The 2023 VW Tiguan safety ratings yielded positive results. For a personal examination, schedule a test drive of the SUV. It is the best way to see how the vehicle measures up in person.

Drivers near Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, can stop by McDonald Volkswagen when they’re ready for excellent safety. You can also contact us to schedule a VW Tiguan test drive today.

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