Volkswagen Atlas vs. Volkswagen Tiguan: A Side-By-Side Comparison

October 17th, 2017 by

Left: the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. Right: the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.

SUVs come in a range of sizes. While some people prefer the bigger and bulkier designs, others enjoy SUVs that are smaller in stature and fit within the “crossover” category of vehicles.

The Volkswagen Atlas and Volkswagen Tiguan are perfect examples of this kind of diversity. Let’s see how the VW Atlas compares to the VW Tiguan.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, in a blog post about the Volkswagen Atlas.

The Tiguan provides drivers with an SUV experience inside the cabin but a more sedan-like experience on the road. The Tiguan is shorter, lighter, and smaller than the Atlas overall, and this makes for a nimble and agile drive. You can enjoy navigating the Tiguan around tight city streets, competing for parking spaces, and tucking it into the garage. With 184 horsepower under the hood, the Tiguan offers plenty of pop without being overbearing.

The Tiguan is also easy to navigate at the purchasing desk, with a lower starting price than that of the Atlas.

Inside, the Tiguan displays an impressive array of technology for a vehicle of its price point. Just some of these features include a 6.5” color touchscreen display, a rearview camera system, Bluetooth® technology, and Volkswagen’s Car-Net® App Connect.

Not surprisingly, the 2018 Nissan Tiguan was named the “Best Compact SUV of 2017” by

Choose the Tiguan if: You like your SUVs with everything they need but nothing they don’t.  

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas parked in front of a house.

Simply put, the Volkswagen Atlas is just a little more SUV than its Tiguan counterpart. The Atlas brings a longer, taller, wider, and heavier body that more closely resembles a classic SUV design capable of dominating the road.

That extra bulk translates into more space on the inside. An astounding 153.7 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 96.8 cu. ft. of maximum cargo volume allows up to seven people and a countless number of items to be stowed away comfortably in the Atlas.

Adding to those capabilities is the fact that the Atlas ramps up 235 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This strength – combined with the Atlas’ larger tires and 5,000-lb. towing capacity – allows drivers to power up hills, take on challenging terrain, and tow trailers with ease.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was named one of WardsAuto’s “10 Best User Experiences for Smart, Safe Connected Vehicles” along with a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.

Choose the Atlas if: You’re ready to take your SUV driving experience to the passing lane.

Shop Where Volkswagens Hit The Street

Whether you decide to hit the streets in the Tiguan or the Atlas, Street Volkswagen in Amarillo, Texas, is where you can make it happen. Find the new Volkswagen Atlas is for sale in a number of different trim levels and colors while the new Volkswagen Tiguan is for sale at prices heavily discounted from the original MSRP.

Visit Street Volkswagen on Pilgrim Drive today to step into the SUV of your choice.