Compare 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2.0T S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 22 26 $29,490 $30,750
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 22 26 $32,453 $33,840
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 22 26 $34,467 $35,940
Atlas 2.0T SEL FWD 22 26 $37,793 $39,410
Atlas 3.6L V6 Launch Edition 4MOTION 17 23 $34,093 $35,550
Atlas 3.6L V6 Launch Edition FWD 18 25 $32,367 $33,750
Atlas 3.6L V6 S 4MOTION 17 23 $32,559 $33,950
Atlas 3.6L V6 S FWD 18 25 $30,833 $32,150
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE 4MOTION 17 23 $35,520 $37,040
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE FWD 18 25 $33,795 $35,240
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $37,535 $39,140
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 18 25 $35,809 $37,340
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,180 $42,940
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 18 25 $39,453 $41,140
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,742 $48,740
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $24,859 $25,895
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 22 27 $23,612 $24,595
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $26,929 $28,050
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 22 27 $25,681 $26,750
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $31,095 $32,390
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 22 27 $29,847 $31,090
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 21 27 $36,048 $37,550
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium FWD 22 27 $34,801 $36,250
Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4MOTION 19 25 $23,257 $24,225
Tiguan Limited 2.0T FWD 20 26 $21,361 $22,250

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars

For what may be the first time since its dealers peddled the now-iconic Microbus, Volkswagen has a family-friendly vehicle with three rows of seats.

But wait,there’s more. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan are new designs with room for up to seven passengers. The full-size Atlas is positively palatial inside, but it’ll take up most of your garage. The compact Tiguan is maneuverable in tight spaces and plenty roomy for four passengers, but its available third row is a kid-only affair.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,490
$24,859
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,750
$25,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas does little wrong, but it's light on personality and a little low-rent inside—and it guzzles fuel. It's worth a look, but mostly rivals do more for less. What it lacks in personality, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV makes up for with its clean approach.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.3 NA
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 101.1
Front Hip Room (in)
58.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
58 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57
Third Leg Room (in)
33.7 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
45.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.8 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
70 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
117.3 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.3 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
96.8 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.6 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
55.5 37.6
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4222 3858
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4500 184 @ 4400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Atlas Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 360
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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