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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Tiguan

2021 Atlas

vs.

2021 Tiguan
$31,555*

Price

$25,245*
2.0L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

2.0L I-4 Engine
235 hp

Base Horsepower

184 hp
21 city / 24 highway MPG**

Fuel Economy

23 city / 29 highway MPG**
96.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

65.7 cubic feet

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan are key vehicles in the Volkswagen SUV lineup, offering spacious interiors, powerful performance, and a suite of standard features for drivers in West Des Moines to enjoy. However, if you’re interested in purchasing a Volkswagen SUV, you may be comparing the Atlas vs. Tiguan to see which model is right for your daily drives. Follow along with Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines as we compare VW SUVs price, performance, interior space, and features to help you get behind the wheel of your ideal Volkswagen model!


Atlas vs. Tiguan: Price

The first thing many drivers need to consider when shopping for a new SUV is the starting MSRP of their favorite VW model. Drivers who want a budget-friendly vehicle will find the Volkswagen Tiguan S offers a lower starting MSRP than the Atlas S, but both vehicles offer affordable monthly payments and savings when you pair them with the Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines new vehicle specials. Compare the starting prices of both models below:

Volkswagen Atlas S Price

  • $31,555 MSRP*

Volkswagen Tiguan S Price

  • $25,245 MSRP*

Atlas vs. Tiguan: Base Engine Performance

Engine performance is another key area drivers need to consider when shopping for a Volkswagen SUV. Overall the Volkswagen Atlas S offers more available power behind the wheel on its base engine, along with a stronger maximum towing capacity. The Volkswagen Tiguan S offers slightly less horsepower but a higher fuel economy rating than the Atlas S. Compare the Atlas vs. Tiguan engine specs below:

Volkswagen Atlas S Specs

Volkswagen Tiguan S Specs

  • 2.0L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Engine
  • 184 hp
  • 221 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 city / 29 highway MPG**
  • 1,500-pound maximum towing capacity

Drivers who want more power behind the wheel will enjoy the added performance of the Volkswagen Atlas S, but the Volkswagen Tiguan S still offers capable performance for your daily drives and occasional weekend adventures. Both models also come with engine upgrades on their upper trim levels, allowing drivers to opt for performance-focused engine designs if they want truly unparalleled power on the road.


Atlas vs. Tiguan: Interior Dimensions

Every year more drivers in Des Moines switch from sedans and pickups to SUVs due to their spacious interiors. In addition to versatile seating and storage solutions, SUVs like the Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan offer up to three rows of seating for growing families or for drivers who just want some extra cargo space.

When comparing VW SUVs, customers will quickly see that the Volkswagen Atlas is a larger vehicle, offering more interior space for cargo and passengers alike. The Volkswagen Tiguan also offers an abundance of interior space, but it’s a smaller SUV model than the Volkswagen Atlas. Explore the Atlas and Tiguan dimensions below:

Volkswagen Atlas S Interior

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 154.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 96.8 (2nd and 3rd row folded), 55.5 (3rd row folded), 20.6 (all seats upright) cubic feet
  • Headroom (first, second, third row): 40.1 / 39.5 / 38.3 inches
  • Legroom (first, second, third row): 41.7 / 37.6 / 33.7 inches

Volkswagen Tiguan S Interior

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 123.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 65.7 (2nd and 3rd row folded), 33.0 (3rd row folded), 12.0 (all seats upright) cubic feet
  • Headroom (first, second, third row): 39.6 / 39.1 / 33.8 inches
  • Legroom (first, second, third row): 40.2 / 36.6 / 27.9 inches

Atlas vs. Tiguan: Standard Features

Both the Volkswagen Atlas S and the Volkswagen Tiguan S come with a variety of standard features drivers will enjoy on their daily commutes. From Bluetooth® connectivity to Volkswagen App-Connect, you can enjoy an abundance of comfort, technology, and convenience features as you run your errands or take your daily commute through Urbandale. See the standard features for the Volkswagen Atlas S and the Volkswagen Tiguan S below:

Volkswagen Atlas S Features

  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row, 3rd-row easy entry, and 50/50-split folding 3rd row
  • Dual-zone climate control with air vents for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd rows
  • Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • App-Connect
  • Bluetooth®
  • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5″ color display
  • USB Port
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Volkswagen Tiguan S Features

  • 12V power outlets: 1 in front console, 1 in rear console, and 1 in the cargo area
  • 7-seat configuration with 3rd-row seating and 40/20/40-split folding 2nd row
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • 1 USB-C data port
  • App-Connect
  • Bluetooth®
  • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5″ color display
  • Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Remote Access with 5-year standard
  • Automatic headlights with coming/Leaving Home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors

Shop the Volkswagen Inventory at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines

Now that you’ve compared VW SUVs, which model is right for your daily drives? If you still need help deciding which vehicle is best for you, come to our Johnston showroom to take a test drive and browse the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas configurations in person. You can even browse the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas accessories in our parts center if you’re looking to add some flair to your new Volkswagen SUV.

When you’re ready, our friendly staff will help you find the right financing or leasing plan for your budget, and we’ll even help you apply for financing using our handy online form! Come to Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines today and soon you’ll be driving home in a new Volkswagen Tiguan or Atlas!

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*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.
**EPA-Estimated fuel economy
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