2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Standard Engine2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
  • Horsepower184 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 27
  • Seats7

Volkswagen Atlas

  • Standard Engine2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
  • Horsepower235 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 26
  • Seats7

Specs at a Glance


Who doesn’t love Volkswagen? Better yet, who doesn’t love the Volkswagen crossover vehicles? They are not only famous for their bold and stylish designs but they are also very reliable and spacious vehicles. This year Volkswagen is surprising us with their renovated 2018 Atlas that not only fun to drive but more spacious that ever. The new Atlas, which is the first vehicle with third row seating that Volkswagen introduced, is now more spacious and luxurious, perfect for families. Whichever one you decide to buy will be a wonderful vehicle for you.

Planning a road trip with your family? The 2018 Atlas has so much power that it can tow up to 5,000 lb. You can tow almost anything you want and adventure on! You can choose from a standard 2.0L turbo engine or a 3.6L V6 based on your needs and preferences. This amazing vehicle boasts up to 26 mpg and 276 horsepower. The 4Motion with active control allows you to switch between 4 different all-wheel-drive modes to best fit your needs.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a turbocharged 2.0L TSI 4-cylinder engine, making it a fuel-efficient family vehicle; offering up to 27 mpg and 184 horsepower makes a perfect combination of power and refinement. It is perfect for cruising and delivers a smooth ride absorbing most road imperfections. This vehicle also comes with 4Motion all-wheel-drive that distributes its power between the front and rear wheels depending on road conditions. Designed with all different needs in mind, you can’t go wrong with either vehicle.


No matter from which angle you look at the 2018 Atlas, you will notice its powerful and muscular design. It is equipped with 20’ alloy wheels to match the boldness of the body. The 2018 Tiguan has been completely redesigned, surprising us with more sporty character and style that ever before. Both vehicles are equipped with LED headlights and taillights that not only look great but are long lasting and more efficient. They move with your turns allowing you a better view of what is ahead.


The main difference between these amazing crossovers is the sizing. While they can both be considered family vehicles, the 2018 Atlas is a larger and more spacious model than the 2018 Tiguan. Both vehicles offer 3rd row seating space, however, the cargo space in the Tiguan is compromised if such option is chosen. The 2018 Atlas has an elegant design and provides enough headroom, legroom and space to keep up to seven people sitting comfortably during short or long trips. Do you have a full car? No problem, everyone can bring a drink or goody and use any or all of the 17 cup holders located throughout the vehicle. The second and third rows fold down to allow flexible and versatile cargo space when needed. The 2018 Tiguan has a sharp and stylish interior with several color options and a V-Tex leatherette that makes cleaning your interiors such a simple task. An elegant, comfortable and heated steering wheel equipped with several functions to control music allows you to safely multitask while you drive. Both vehicles are equipped with a panoramic sunroof to allow fresh air in at any time or a look at the stars during a late night ride.

Both of these Volkswagen vehicles are so bold when it comes to design and performance that they make it tough to choose from. We promise whichever one you decide that best fits your needs and desires, will be the right choice. Come visit us to find out what your next Volkswagen crossover will be.

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All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.