2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Passenger side exterior vie of an orange 2018 VW Tiguan on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 VW Atlas on the right

It is easy to understand why you would be interested in buying a Volkswagen vehicle, VW has always been known for being on the cutting edge of advancing safety and technology equipment. Volkswagen vehicles have also been designed to be attractive and accommodating as well, and that is why selecting the right Volkswagen for you can be a difficult decision. To help you out we are comparing two of our most eye-catching and versatile vehicles, the 2018 Tiguan and the 2018 Atlas. Learn about all the differences and similarities between the 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2018 VW Atlas right here and find out which one of these SUVs is right for you.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
8-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
22 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 22 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY
7 Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Passengers

Compare the 2018 Tiguan & the 2018 Atlas

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Tiguan and the 2018 Atlas get equipped with the same standard drivetrain, but the 2018 Atlas makes a 3.6L V6 engine available while the Tiguan does not. This 3.6L V6 of the 2018 VW Atlas cranks out 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque while still averaging 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas have seating for seven people, but the VW Atlas provides 153.7 cubic feet of total passenger volume while the VW Tiguan has 123.9 cubic feet. The 2018 Atlas also delivers more overall interior cargo space than the 2018 Tiguan does, 96.8 cubic feet to 65.7 cubic feet.

A 6.5” Color Touchscreen Display, Rear-View Camera System, and Bluetooth® Connectivity come standard on both the 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2018 VW Atlas. When upgrading to their top trim levels, either the 2018 Tiguan SEL Premium or the 2018 Atlas SEL Premium, owners are rewarded with an 8” Color Touchscreen, a Premium Fender® Audio System, an Overhead View Camera, Leather Seating Surfaces, Heated Front Seats, and a Remote Start. As you can see, the 2018 VW Atlas simply provides more interior space than the 2018 VW Tiguan, take the Tiguan and the Atlas for a test drive and experience each of their unique characteristics today.