2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

 

If you want a reliable and sleek SUV, you want to look at the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Both of these models have a lot to offer, forcing us to do a complete Tiguan vs. Atlas comparison. At Cherry Hill Volkswagen, we look at both VW SUVs to evaluate pricing, performance and features.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Pricing

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan MSRP is $25,245, compared to the starting price of the VW Atlas at $30,545.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Performance

New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan models include a 184-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. With the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, you have two engines to choose from, either the 235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four or a 276-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. Both of these engines include an eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel-drive, although you can upgrade to all-wheel-drive.

FWD Tiguan models are rated at 22/29 mpg, while the all-wheel-drive is estimated at 20/27 mpg instead. VW Atlas models with the base engine are rated at 21/24 mpg, with all-wheel-drive changing it to 20/24 mpg. However, the V6 is estimated at 17/23 mpg with FWD and 16/22 mpg with AWD.

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan can tow up to 1,500 pounds, while the VW Atlas has a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds.


 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Interior

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan models include room for either five or seven passengers, while the Atlas is configured for six or seven across three rows. Three-row Tiguan models contain 12 cubic feet of room behind the back row, 33 cubic feet behind the second seat and a total of 65.7 cubic feet when the seats are down. However, the two-row Tiguan contains 37.6 cubic feet behind the back row and 73.5 cubic feet when it is folded down. VW Atlas models include 20.6 cubic feet behind the back row, 55.5 cubic feet behind the second row and a total of 96.8 cubic feet with all of those seats folded down.

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a USB port, Bluetooth, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start. Additionally, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system and Bluetooth.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Exterior

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan dimensions measure 185″ L x 72″ W x 66″ H, while the Atlas measures 198″ L x 78″ W x 70″ H. Tiguan models include 17-, 19- and 20-inch wheels, while the Atlas comes with 18-, 19- and 21-inch wheels. However, both VW SUVs can be chosen with seven paint colors.


2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Safety Features

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has not been evaluated by the NHTSA yet but is a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. In comparison, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas was given a perfect five-star safety rating from the NHTSA and received "Good" ratings in every IIHS crashworthiness test.  The new Tiguan comes standard with a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and rear cross traffic alert. These are the same standard features found with the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas models.

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Which model is right for you - the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan or Volkswagen Atlas? At Cherry Hill Volkswagen, we can help you compare these VW SUVs side by side. Browse our inventory, pre-qualify for the latest offers and schedule your test drive from our website today.


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