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Comparing the Five Excellent Volkswagen SUV Options

Volkswagen is famous for making some of the best automobiles in the world, and that includes both their sedan and SUV options. When searching for a new or used SUV, it’s important to consider what your priorities are in your next purchase and examine how different models can meet those needs and preferences. Volkswagen offers five distinct lines of SUVs, in varying sizes, styles and fuel sources. Here at Capistrano Volkswagen, we’re happy to help you understand what makes each unique so you can find your fit!

Volkswagen Taos

As the smallest option in Volkswagen’s line of SUVs, the Volkswagen Taos represents the German manufacturers entry in the subcompact market. As a crossover SUV, the Taos offers a mixture of the benefits of a traditional SUV and a sedan, with more cargo capacity than the latter, but offering improved fuel economy and handling compared to other SUVs. If you’re looking for an SUV that’s capable of helping you take a road trip, the Taos may offer the perfect balance of carrying capacity and fuel savings.

Despite its standing as the smallest of Volkswagen’s SUV offerings, that doesn’t mean the Taos is small. Compared to other subcompact SUVs it has some of the most impressive cargo capacity in the class. The Taos also comes with two available drive trains, either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive to meet your needs, the latter of which features multiple drive modes to customize your preference for power or economy. Check out our collection of Volkswagen Taos options to see if any fit your needs.

Volkswagen Tiguan

The next step up in size is the Volkswagen Tiguan, a premier option in the world of compact SUVs. One of the first distinctions you’ll notice when comparing the Tiguan and the Taos is also an area where the Tiguan differentiates itself from many of its compact SUV contemporaries — a third row of seating. Despite its compact frame, the Tiguan can comfortably seat you and up to six passengers the next time you take it out for a spin. The third row with folding seats further enhances your ability to customize between cargo space and passenger capacity to meet your requirements for each drive.

The Tiguan is available in five trims, ranging from the economical S trim for buyers seeking a quality SUV at a great price, up to the SEL Premium R-Line if you’re looking for all the amenities the Tiguan has to offer to let you and your passengers travel in style. All trims of the Tiguan feature optional all-wheel-drive, powered by an engine capable of putting out 184 horsepower. We have multiple Volkswagen Tiguan’s for purchase to help you find your perfect fit.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport serves as a go-between option for buyers looking for a blend of the best features available in both the Tiguan and the full Volkswagen Atlas model. The Atlas Cross Sport features a sleeker design for a more sporty silhouette than the Atlas, while still possessing all the same power under the hood thanks to its 235-horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter engine, with an optional upgrade to a 276-horsepower 3.6 liter V-6.

Despite its slim design, the Atlas Cross Sport still provides ample storage space and clearance for passengers so you can load your car up fully while still having a comfortable ride with plenty of leg and head room. Capistrano Volkswagen has a broad selection of Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sports available to buy if you think it’s the SUV for you.

Volkswagen Atlas

While possessing the same engine options under the hood as its Cross Sport alternative, the Volkswagen Atlas offers an expanded cabin. In addition to a more squared frame for drivers who prefer clean lines in their silhouette, the added size allows for the addition of a third row of seating, as well the option to choose captain’s seat styling for the second row in place of the bench seat. Despite its larger frame, the Atlas also provides an extremely smooth ride, making it a leading option on the midsize SUV class.

The Atlas also features an impressive set of technology and entertainment options across all of its seven trim options. From a touchscreen display with voice-activated capabilities that makes it easy to manage your Atlas’ many comfort and entertainment systems to amenities like USB ports and a Wi-Fi hotspot to keep your phones charged and connected even on a long drive, the Atlas has everything you need in an SUV both to commute to work during the week and to load up the family for a road trip when the weekend arrives. Browse our selection of Volkswagen Atlas options to find your next SUV.

Volkswagen ID.4

No SUV in Volkswagen’s line stands out from its peers more completely than the Volkswagen ID.4 because of its status as a fully electric vehicle. The first available option in a planned line of fully electric vehicles covering a range of auto styles, the ID.4 is an impressive debut on the electric car scene for Volkswagen, with a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge and an engine capable of generating over 200-horsepower and towing up to 2,700 pounds.

The efficient operation of an electric vehicle isn’t only great for the environment, but can also help you save significantly on operational costs, with the ID.4 capable of matching the fuel efficiency equivalent of 104 miles per gallon of city driving or 89 miles per gallon of highway driving. Elsewhere, the ID.4 still provides many of the same amenities you can find in the other Volkswagen SUV options, and comes with the expected Volkswagen quality and reliability. Browse our available Volkswagen ID.4 SUVs to see if we have the SUV you’re looking for.

If you’re in the market for a new or used Volkswagen SUV, then the staff at Capistrano Volkswagen can help. Our experienced sales professionals can show you our range of available vehicles, let you try them out and help get you behind the wheel of your next SUV today. Come out to see us or get in touch online to see how we can help!