2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Atlas vs Volkswagen Tiguan
Quite a bit of thought and consideration goes into picking a crossover SUV for your family, we realize that. We also realize the choices that you have out there aren’t’ exactly limited…in fact…they quickly can become overwhelming.

Volkswagen offers three crossover SUVs, and we’d like to compare and contrast the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan in effort to not only help you see how they differ, but what Volkswagen has to offer.

It’s safe to say, versatility is a game both of these Volkswagen crossovers know how to play, but don’t just take our word for it, allow us to show you!

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2018 VW AtlasVS2018 VW Tiguan
Full SizeSizeCompact
7Seating7
2.0L 4-cylinder turbo
3.6L VR6
Engine2.0L 4-cylinder turbo
Yes4Motion AWDYes

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Atlas, that’s not surprising because this is Volkswagen’s brand new full size crossover that was only recently announced. It’s a larger, seven-passenger crossover that was designed and built intentionally for the modern American family. As for the Tiguan, it has undergone significant changes for the upcoming year. It not only is more refined than before, but it also has grown quite in a bit in size and because of its longer wheelbase, now offers three rows of seating.

Space shouldn’t be a concern…it should be configured! The all-new Atlas and redesigned Tiguan both do an exceptional job of not only creating more than enough space for passengers and cargo, but also make it flexible enough to configured in a number of ways. Seats can be split 40/20/40 while the second row can slide forward and out of the way so that entering and exiting the vehicle isn’t an awkward hassle.

As far as size goes, if you’re looking for a large crossover and frequently will be filling all of the seats or need a vast amount of cargo space, the Atlas is going to be the better bet. It’s quite a bit larger than the Tiguan and is specifically intended for those who are constantly on the go and need something full size. With the second and third rows of seating folded down, the Atlas is able to create 96.8 cu-ft.

For 2018 the Tiguan takes on an updated version of Volkswagen’s 2.0L turbocharged engine. Capable of 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, the Tiguan is able to out tow any compact SUV and a majority of midsize ones too. Towing capacity has not yet been announced for the Atlas, but considering that it shares the same 4-cylinder engine as the Tiguan and offers a V6 option as well, it too will be able to offer an impressive tow rating.

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan individually, we encourage you to get in touch with an Archer Volkswagen team member. We would love to answer any questions and encourage you to sign up for a test drive.

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