IIHS Awards 2019 Tiguan Top Safety Pick+ Rating

December 8th, 2019 by

2019 VW Tiguan

The award-winning compact SUV, the Volkswagen Tiguan, just became the second Volkswagen model to earn the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK for 2019.  The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI earned this award earlier in the year. 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation tests vehicles in six categories:  driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. Vehicles must also offer an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that earns at least an advanced rating for front crash prevention and headlights that earn at a good rating for visibility and lack of excessive glare.

The 2019 Tiguan passed each of the IIHS tests with flying colors when equipped with LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and High Beam Control (Light Assist), in addition to Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist).

”Earning an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for the Tiguan underscores the company’s commitment to delivering vehicles equipped with latest advanced driver-assistance technology,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy.

Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring is an available feature that helps warn drivers of potential frontal collisions (Forward Collision Warning) with vehicles, pedestrians (and sometimes animals), and in certain situations provides automatic braking assistance (Autonomous Emergency Braking).  Forward Collision Warning warns the driver of potential front-end collision situations by both alerting the driver with audible alerts and displaying a warning symbol in the instrument cluster if the car is traveling above 18 mph. Additionally, the brakes will warns the driver of danger with an autonomic jolt if the vehicle is going below 18 mph and the driver does not brake. The Autonomous Emergency Braking actives to help slow the vehicle down, even if the driver does apply the brakes but not as heavily as needed.

The available option of Light Assist (also known as High Beam Control) activates the headlight high beams automatically on poorly-lit roads while traveling above 40 mph so long as the vehicle detects no oncoming traffic. There are many other available driver assistance features on the 2019 Tiguan, which include:  Blind Spot Monitor Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Park Distance Control, and Overhead View Camera (Area View). Availability depends on model and trim.

Additionally, the Volkswagen Tiguan includes standard safety systems (both passive and active), including six airbags and systems like Anti-lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the Volkswagen Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.

If you’d like to learn more about the IIHS safety tests and ratings, please visit http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

At Bud Brown Volkswagen we’re proud to offer such highly-rated vehicles like the Tiguan and the Golf GTI, because the safety of you and your family in our vehicles is of utmost priority. But we know there’s nothing like experiencing one of our vehicles for yourself, so contact us for a test drive or stop into our dealership any time. We look forward to meeting you!

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