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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan IIHS Safety Rating

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Volkswagen Tiguan on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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Is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan a Top Safety Pick+? 

What is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan IIHS safety rating? The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) gave the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan a Top Safety Pick + rating last month when it is equipped with certain safety features. A Top Safety Pick + rating is currently the highest rating that the IIHS gives to vehicles for safety. Keep reading below to learn more about this rating and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. 

What makes the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan so safe? 

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is chosen as a Top Safety Pick + when it is equipped with LED headlights, an Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), High Beam Control (Light Assist), available Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist). These high-tech safety features lend the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan a hand in getting good ratings on the IIHS crash tests. 

High Beam Control helps drivers stay safe by automatically dimming the front headlights when a vehicle is approaching in the opposite direction. This helps reduce glare on the other driver and keeps the road visible for everyone. 

Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring uses front sensors on the vehicle to look out for an impending forward crash and help prevent it by applying brake pressure if deemed necessary by the system. First, it will send the driver a warning about the impending crash.  

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How does the IIHS choose Top Safety Pick + vehicles? 

The IIHS gives Top Safety Pick + ratings to vehicles that score good ratings in six categories of crash tests. The six categories are driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint. It must also have an autonomous emergency braking system with an advanced rating or higher and headlights with a good rating.  

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