The Volkswagen Tiguan was rated one of the top small SUVs in the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) new roof strength safety test. Roof strength is a key factor in protecting vehicle occupants in a vehicle rollover. Vehicles rated “Good” must have roofs that are more than twice as strong as minimum federal safety standards require.

Volkswagen’s compact sport utility vehicle previously received the IIHS Top Safety Pick award for 2008, the highest rating possible from the non-profit research organization. The Tiguan has also received top ratings in the IIHS front and side crash testing.