What's the Difference Between 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2018 Volkswagen Atlas? New Car Research from Carter VW
Recently, the beloved Volkswagen Tiguan grew substantially, adding an available third row of seats. At the same time, VW introduced its latest all-new SUV, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. So, if you’re looking for the unmatched quality of German engineering in your next SUV, you’ve now got multiple options from Volkswagen! Below, we outline the differences and strengths of the 2018 VW Tiguan compact SUV and the 2018 VW Atlas mid-size SUV. Read on to discover which one fits you and your family best — or, stop by our dealer location to test drive them both. We’re confident the thrill you get behind the wheel of a brand-new SUV from Volkswagen is one you’ll want to experience again and again in your very own driveway.
Size and Storage: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
With 153.7 cubic feet of passenger cabin volume, nothing feels quite so roomy and comfortable as the three-row 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is also available with a third row of seats, or you can get your Tiguan as an all-wheel drive model with just two rows and an extra-large rear cargo area. If you opt for the two-row Tiguan, you’ll get even more rear cargo space (with all seats up) than Atlas — a full 37.6 cubic feet of storage space, compared to the 20.6 available in the 2018 VW Atlas.
Style and Value: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Both these Volkswagen SUVs come with handsome exterior details and comfortable interior features. On the outside, both vehicles give you standard LED lighting, including headlights and daytime running lights. Step inside, and a few differences emerge: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is ready to haul the whole crew in comfort, with standard dual-zone climate control, three 12V outlets and a whopping 17 cupholders. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, on the other hand, is available with unique, ultra-premium Vienna leather seats for a truly luxurious feel.
Performance: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
When it comes to performance, Volkswagen always impresses. The signature VW all-wheel drive technology 4MOTION® is available on both these vehicles — an essential feature when driving in poor weather or on uneven road surfaces. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan both get a 2.0L turbocharged engine standard, yielding similar acceleration and remarkable fuel economy. Of these two SUVs, however, only the 2018 VW Atlas has an available engine upgrade — a naturally-aspirated V6 that creates 276 horsepower and allows the Atlas to tow up to 5,000 pounds along behind it. The 2018 VW Tiguan maxes out its towing capacity at 1,500 pounds.
Safety: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Both these SUVs from Volkswagen offer award-winning safety! They’re recipients of the 2017 Top Safety Pick award from one of the leading automotive safety organisations in the US: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s because they’re both available with advanced active safety features that can intervene to help you avoid a crash. These include the Area View 360-degree backup camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor and many more! When it comes to safety, you can’t go wrong with a Volkswagen.
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For more than 80 years, Volkswagen has proudly delivered quality, affordable German engineering to the world. Groundbreaking vehicles like the Beetle and the iconic Volkswagen vans have endeared the brand to millions of customers in the US and around the world. Today, that same dedication to quality engineering and striking design informs every vehicle we sell at Carter Volkswagen. Visit us for a test drive today! We’ll help you decide which Volkswagen is best for your needs, and work hard to get you the best possible price. Don’t forget to check out our monthly specials! Our sparkling showroom is located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.