2018 VW Atlas vs 2018 VW Tiguan

Volkswagen may be best known for its unique cars like the Beetle or the Golf, but you're missing out if you haven't given their SUV lineup a look. Leading the charge for VW in 2018 is the 2018 VW Atlas and 2017 VW Tiguan. Both of these models have something unique to offer to their drivers. If you'd like to see which of them would be best for you, just take a glance through our 2018 VW Atlas vs 2018 VW Tiguan comparison page! 

No matter which of these two models you end up deciding on, you can rest assured than both the 2018 VW Atlas and 2018 VW Tiguan will provide comfort and reliability. Both are competitively priced in their categories, with the 2018 VW Atlas starting at $30,500 and the 2018 VW Tiguan starting at $25,195. Both SUVs also come standard with a 2.0L I-4 under the hood.

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2018 VW Atlas Differences between the 2018 VW Atlas and 2018 VW Tiguan 2018 VW Tiguan
$30,500 MSRP $25,195
Two Engine Choices One
7 Passengers Standard Seating 5 Passengers
Available Leather Seats Available

Differences between the 2018 VW Atlas and 2018 VW Tiguan

Even though both SUVs are rocking an engine that is the same size, the VW Atlas gets a bit more power out of its engine. The 2018 VW Atlas starts with 235 horsepower, which comes ahead of the 184-horsepower rating you'll find in the Tiguan. The 2018 Tiguan, however, likely has the advantage when it comes to fuel efficiency with its 22 City/27 Highway MPG rating. Current estimates for the VW Atlas with the 2.0L I-4 engine are unavailable, as it launched only with the upgraded 3.6L V6 engine with 276 horsepower.  

The 2018 VW Atlas is a good choice if you need an expansive interior with lots of seats, but the 2018 VW Tiguan is no slouch in this department. The 2018 VW Tiguan has two different available models: a two- and a three-row version. The two-row Tiguan has 101 cu.ft. of passenger volume and the three-row version has 124 cu.ft. of passenger room. The Atlas itself has 154 cu.ft. of passenger room, which can be used to hold seven or eight passengers. 

The best way to figure out which of these two VW SUVs would be best for you is by getting behind the wheel of them for test drives. Feel free to swing by Joe Heidt Motors to see our new VW inventory!

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