2018 VW Tiguan Named IIHS Top Safety Pick
At Volkswagen SouthTowne, we know drivers near West Valley, Murray City, and Orem value safety when they get behind the wheel of a new car. That why we’re pleased to introduce you to the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, which was recently named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and has plenty of active and passive features designed to keep you secure.
Read on to learn how the Tiguan earned its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety award, as well as discover the safety features that enhance this exciting new ride!
VW Tiguan Crash Test Ratings
The 2018 Tiguan received the highest rating of Good from the IIHS in five crash tests. Those tests include a moderate overlap frontal test, designed to simulate a frontal offset crash between two vehicles of the same weight, and small overlap frontal tests, which replicate the front left and right corners of the vehicle hitting trees, utility poles, and more.
Along with those, it underwent side and rear crash tests as well as an examination of roof strength, head restraints and seats, and the Tiguan passed everything with flying colors. When equipped with optional front crash protection, it’s earned that well-deserved 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award.
Passive Safety Features
The Volkswagen Tiguan is engineered to be as protective as possible, with front and rear crumple zones that help absorb crash energy when you experience a head-on collision or find yourself rear-ended by the vehicle behind you. A rigid safety cage, meanwhile, diverts crash energy away from VW Tiguan passengers.
You’ll also find features like child safety locks, for assurance that the little ones won’t fiddle with the locks in the backseat and accidently open the door while you’re driving. The VW Tiguan comes with driver and passenger airbags, including head protection in the front and rear, plus side protection in the front.
Active Safety Features
The 2018 Tiguan is built with your safety in mind, but it also has plenty of active safety features to expand the reach of your senses. A rearview camera comes standard and can help confirm what your eyes see as you’re backing up, and you can upgrade to a 360-degree camera for a full-circle view in any direction you desire.
The Tiguan also comes with several available driver-assist features, like Forward Collision Warning, to alert you when a frontal crash seems imminent and help apply the brakes if necessary. Adaptive Cruise Control, meanwhile, helps you maintain a set following distance from the car ahead, so you don’t have to manually change your speed to keep pace.
Learn more about everything the Tiguan has to offer with this complete 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review.
Experience 2018 VW Tiguan Safety Firsthand
Raring to try out that rearview camera and Adaptive Cruise Control? Schedule a test drive of the 2018 VW Tiguan at Volkswagen SouthTowne to get a taste of the safety features this compact crossover SUV offers.
Our automotive experts on-site can tell you anything you want to know about this vehicle, including every quality that got the 2018 VW Tiguan named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK. They’ll help you decide if the Tiguan is the ideal ride for all your traveling needs around West Valley, Murray City, and Orem! Contact us today to schedule your test drive!