Volkswagen Tiguan Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Tiguan Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated (picture) Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4
2020 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated (picture) Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated (picture) Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated (picture) Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Early Release 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Later Release 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Early Release 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Later Release 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2012 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2010 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-Dr. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 4-Dr. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Tiguan for 12 years. They average 22.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Tiguan above average at 25 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Tiguan to be $1,550 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Tiguan consumes about 13 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Tiguan emits 356 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,340,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 254 trees would offset these emissions. The Tiguan has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 25 29 22
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 25 29 22
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 24 27 22
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 22 24 20
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 23 26 21
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan 23 26 21
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan 23 26 21
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 21 26 18
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 24 26 22
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 22 25 20
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 21 26 19
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 21 26 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Tiguan has 18 different model options on record with the EPA since 2009. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2019 Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2018 Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 27 22
2017 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 24 20
2016 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 26 21
2015 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 26 21
2014 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 26 21
2014 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
2013 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
2013 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 26 21
2012 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 26 22
2012 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
2011 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 20
2011 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
2010 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
2010 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 18
2009 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 19
2009 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 24 18