What are the Differences Between the VW Atlas & Tiguan?

Sophisticated in craft and style, immerse yourself in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas or the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan! Check out this unique SUV comparison page created by our experts at Team VW located in Merrillville, IN, to ensure the right purchase decision is made for you and your family. After perusing this Atlas vs. Tiguan comparison, be sure to review our current Atlas inventory or Tiguan inventory to select your choice vehicle.

Please direct any questions to our Team VW experts in Merrillville, IN, at (888) 824-9154 and we will be happy to work with you.


Evaluate the current drivetrains of the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas or the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. View the plethora of specs equipped under the hood of these sophisticated SUVs in the table below. 


Performance Specs

2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder

(All Tiguan Trims)

  • 184 HP
  • 221 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city / 29 hwy MPG

2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder

(Atlas S)

  • 235 HP
  • 258 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city / 26 hwy MPG

3.6L V6

(Atlas S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, Premium)

  • 276 HP
  • 266 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 17 city / 24 hwy MPG
  • Up to 5,000 lbs. towing capacity

The interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Two people inside of their Volkswagen Tiguan

Interior & Cargo Space

The interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas provide bold styling inside and out. Touting spacious cabins with three row seating, these vehicles were designed for comfort and convenience for the whole family. View key differences between these models below.

  • Both the 2019 Atlas and Tiguan feature heated seats, yet the Atlas has available second-row heated outboard seating surfaces.
  • The Atlas initially has a seating capacity of seven, while the Tiguan has a seating capacity of five with the available 3rd-row seating package, providing up to seven seats.
  • The 2019 Tiguan features dual-zone climate control while the Atlas is appointed with Climatronic® 3-zone climate control.
  • A heated steering wheel is one appointment in the Tiguan lineup that is not included in the Atlas configurations.

A Volkswagen Atlas using a safety feature


Safety is a factor Volkswagen takes seriously when it comes to protecting your family and your passengers. Both the Atlas and Tiguan are equipped with the same advanced safety technologies. View the list below for a closer look:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Park assist
  • Discover Media navigation system with 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Fender® premium audio system
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Advanced airbags that include Side Curtain Protection®
  • Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • Crash-optimized front end


Special Offers

If you're looking for a new midsize SUV to suit your family's needs while still honoring your budget, scroll through our current Atlas inventory or Tiguan inventory and select your choice vehicle today! Be sure to take advantage of one of our limited-time-only Atlas lease deals or Tiguan lease deals to ensure a proper purchase for you. Please direct any questions to our Merrillville team by calling (888) 824-9154.

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