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IIHSA Says 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is Tops in Safety

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After winning “Good” marks in five categories of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test criteria—frontal impact small overlap; frontal impact moderate overlap; roof strength; side impact; and head restraints—the Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)- and Forward Collision Warning-equipped 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has claimed the distinction of a 2017 Top Safety Pick. As a result of the Tiguan’s AEB performance, a “Superior” mark was earned as well.


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“We are so pleased to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for the all-new Tiguan,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “This award demonstrates Volkswagen’s longstanding commitment to vehicle safety and the development of innovative technologies.”

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is available in eight trims—S, S with 4MOTION®, SE, SE with 4MOTION®, SEL, SEL with 4MOTION®, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium with 4MOTION®. All models come equipped with a standard 2.0-liter TSI® 16-valve DOHC in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode and generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

According to VW, the Tiguan’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System sets it apart from members of its class. The 2018 VW Tiguan also delivers drivers with a suite of advanced safety features, standard on all models, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Engine Brake Assist (EBA), Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Available technologies include an Overhead View Camera (Area View), Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, rear Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking (ParkPilot), Adaptive Cruise Control, and High Beam Control (Light Assist).


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