How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan?

volkswagen-tiguan-se-2022-06-exterior-profile-white 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan | photo by Steven Pham

The verdict: The Volkswagen Tiguan, a roomy compact SUV, has been updated for the 2022 model year. The exterior has new bumpers as well as fresh headlights and taillight designs, though it’s difficult to tell the 2022 model from previous versions. On the inside, higher trim levels get touch-sensitive climate controls and steering-wheel buttons.

The good news is that the Tiguan’s roomy backseat hasn’t changed, and much like the 2019 model, the 2022 version earned all A grades in our Car Seat Check. We tested the 2022 Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line with all-wheel drive and only two rows of seats; front-wheel-drive models are offered with an optional third row.

Does it fit three car seats? No.

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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A Grade

  • Latch: The Tiguan has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outer rear seats; they’re easy to access. It also has three top tether anchors on the rear seatbacks that are clearly labeled and easy to find and use.
  • Infant seat: The roomy backseat easily handled our rear-facing infant seat. Connection was a snap thanks to the exposed lower Latch anchors.
  • Rear-facing convertible: The Tiguan made quick work of installing the rear-facing convertible, thanks again to its spacious backseat and exposed lower Latch anchors.
  • Forward-facing convertible: This seat was also easy to install. We connected quickly to the top tether anchor on the rear seatback, too.
  • Booster: Our high-back booster seat installed easily and the Tiguan’s seat belt buckles are fantastic. They’re on stable bases that sit high, making them easy for younger kids to use on their own. The buckles can be angled down into the seat cushion, but they stay wherever you position them, making them easy to grasp.

B Grade

  • None

C Grade

  • None

Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.

B: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing the third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access the third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Chicco KeyFit 30 infant-safety seat, a Graco Contender 65 convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.

Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Newman is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years as an automotive journalist at Jennifer leads the Editorial team in its mission of helping car shoppers find the vehicle that best fits their life. A mom of two, she’s graduated from kids in car seats to teens behind the steering wheel. She’s also a certified car-seat technician with more than 12 years of experience, as well as member of the World Car Jury, Automotive Press Association and Midwest Automotive Media Association. LinkedIn: Instagram: @jennilnewman Email Jennifer Newman

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