The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan scored a 5-star safety rating during the recent European New Car Assessment Program (ENCAP) crash test. This is the maximum number of stars that a vehicle can receive from the said independent consumer protection organization.
Its 5-star rating is a result of its outstanding driver assistance systems and occupant protection for adults, children, and pedestrians.
The 2016 Tiguan passed with flying colors, achieving 96% of the maximum rating, after it underwent rigorous testing. Some of the crash simulations included collisions into aluminium and rigid barriers at 64 km/h and 50 km/h, respectively.
Meanwhile, the German-made SUV received 84% of the possible points for child safety. The ISOFIX, top tether child seat anchors, and safety belt tensioners on the 2nd row seats were major factors in keeping the child safe in the event of frontal or side impact.
Pedestrian safety also posted impressive numbers as it scored a 72% rating. The high score was all thanks to its 'active bonnet' which helps reduce head injuries from head-on collisions with pedestrians. Its emergency braking system, a 1st in the Tiguan, also contributed to the SUV’s 5-star safety rating.
Lastly, the Tiguan got 69% of total points for its safety assistance features such as the electronic stability control (ESC), front assist emergency braking system, and lane assist function. These are the technologies that help the driver stay safe on the road.
Current and soon-to-be owners of the Volkswagen Tiguan that’s sold locally will be happy to know that it also comes with a boat load of safety features.