2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen released two new SUVs for the 2018 model-year: the redesigned 2018 VW Tiguan compact SUV and the all-new 2018 VW Atlas full-size SUV. The overhauled Tiguan offers a more refined and roomy interior, a sporty new look and cutting-edge infotainment and driver assistance features. The all-new Atlas is the perfect family vehicle with its spacious interior, flexible configurations and high-level utility. See how the two SUVs stack up in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comparison. If you're on a tight budget, the 2018 Tiguan is the better choice, for it has a MSRP that is over $5,000 lower than the 2018 Atlas ($25,345 vs $30,500). Despite the reasonably low price, the 2018 Tiguan still offers many desirable features, even for the base model. This includes automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature, 17" Montana alloy wheels, climate control with pollen filter, 12V power outlets, Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect and Rear View Camera System. Another advantage of the 2018 Tiguan is its efficiency, with a fuel economy of 22 city/27 hwy mpg, compared to 18 city/25 hwy mpg for the 2018 Atlas.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
$25,345 MSRP $30,500
5/7 Seating Capacity 7
184 Horsepower 238 or 276
22 city/27 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 18 city/25 hwy mpg

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The 2018 Atlas offers its own set of advantages. One of the biggest is its spaciousness, for it’s the largest Volkswagen ever built in the United States. While the Tiguan is 10.6 inches longer for the 2018 model-year, it can't match the cavernous 153.7 cu-ft of total passenger volume and 96.8 cu-ft maximum cargo capacity of the 2018 Atlas. The new Atlas also boasts the more powerful engine options, with the 238-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or an available 276-hp 3.6-liter VR6 engine. In comparison, the 2018 Tiguan's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces an output of 184 horsepower.

Ultimately, your choice between the VW Tiguan and VW Atlas comes down to your specific needs: the lower price and higher fuel economy of the Tiguan vs the larger size and more powerful engines of the Atlas. Either way, you'll get a refined and sophisticated SUV with world-renowned Volkswagen craftsmanship. If you live in Orange County or elsewhere in Southern California and would like to get behind the wheel of the Tiguan or Atlas, then feel free to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen!