2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

 
Are you looking for a new SUV? Maybe you've seen the new models that Volkswagen has released, and you want to know more about the new 2021 VW Atlas or the 2021 VW Tiguan? If you do, then read on to see how these two cars compare against each other! 

2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: Interior Space

Both cars fall into the "Small SUV" EPA class and can seat up to 7 passengers. However, the amount of space each car has is different. 

 2021 ATLAS  2021 TIGUAN
 41.7 in Front legroom 40.2 in
 37.6 in (2nd row) 33.7 in (3rd row)  Rear Legroom 36.6 in (2nd row) 27.9 in (3rd row) 
 96.8 cu ft (2nd & 3rd row folded) 55.5 cu ft (3rd row folded) 20.6 cu ft (all seats upright)  Cargo Volume 65.7 (rear seats folded) 12.0 cu ft (all seats upright)
 154.0 cu ft  Passenger Volume 123.9 cu ft 
 
Both cars allow you to fold the rear seats down, allowing you to maximize the cargo space. The VW 2021 Tiguan has 40/20/40 split folding seats in the 2nd row. The VW 2021 Atlas has 60/40 split folding in the 2nd row and 50/50 split folding in the 3rd row.  Overall, if you need a car with more space, the VW 2021 Atlas may be the better car for you! 

Comfort Options 

Both cars have the option to have V-tex leatherette seating, which gives the look of leather, but is more comfortable and easier to maintain. They also both offer the option of having Climatronic® automatic climate control. However, the VW Atlas has a 3-zone climate control (for the driver, passenger, 2nd row, and 3rd row), whereas the VW Tiguan only has dual-zone climate control. The VW Atlas also makes getting into the third row simple with an easy pull and push motion, and gives the driver a multi functioning steering wheel. 

 
Safety Features: Driver-Assist Technology

Both cars come with Driver Assistance technology to help make your journeys safer. The 2021 VW Atlas comes with their IQ.DRIVE® technology, which comes with multiple driver assistance features. The IQ.DRIVE® system comes with the following features:
- Lane Assist: this feature alerts you if you have drifted into another lane without signaling. This is only active when you are driving over 37 MPH. 
- Front Assist: this system can help prevent rear-end collisions with the car in front of you. If the system senses that a collision may occur, the Autonomous Emergency Braking system will either increase the brake pressure or apply the brakes automatically. This feature also includes Pedestrian Monitoring, which can warn drivers if pedestrians are in front of the vehicle. 
- Adaptive Cruise Control: this feature helps keep your car at a chosen speed and distance from the car in front of you. Should the car in front of you change its speed, the sensors will detect this and adjust accordingly. 
- Active Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor): this feature will alert you if there are other cars in your blind spot as you signal a lane change. It can also counter-steer to help keep you in your lane if you go to change lanes when there is another car in your blind spot. 
- Rear Traffic Alert:this feature utilizes sensors to notify you if there are other cars nearby as you are in reverse. In addition, it can help brake the car if necessary.
- Emergency Assist: this is an available feature in which the car will be brought to a controlled stop if a driver appears to be non-responsive. It detects this by monitoring steering wheel activity. 
- Travel Assist: this is an available feature that can assist drivers with steering, accelerating, and braking through the use of cameras and sensors. This is a hands-on semi-autonomous driving assistance feature. 

2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Tiguan : Performance 

With the 2021 VW Atlas, you can choose to have a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 235 hp or a 3.6L V6 engine with 276 hp. This is more powerful than the 2021 VW Tiguan's 16-valve, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 184 hp. 

Both cars offer 4MOTION® with Active Control, which allow drivers to choose between four different all-wheel drive modes. The available drive modes are: Snow mode, On-Road mode, Off-Road mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode. 

Both the 2021 VW Tiguan and VW Atlas come with 8-speed automatic transmission that allows you to smoothly transition between speeds. 

2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Tiguan : Infotainment

Both the 2021 VW Atlas and 2021 VW Tiguan offer Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices and App-Connect ®. App-Connect ® allows you to connect your smartphone so you can access your music, maps, and other information on your phone. Both cars also have the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which allows drivers to see their speed, route guidance, assistance systems, and elevation all in one spot. The 2021 VW Tiguan has an 8-inch touchscreen sound system, whereas the 2021 VW Atlas has 6.5 inch touchscreen sound system. 

The 2021 VW Tiguan offers wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot, in which you can connect up to four devices. 

The 2021 VW Atlas comes with a Fender® Premium Audio System to help make those car rides more enjoyable. 


 2021 ATLAS S  2021 TIGUAN S
$31,555 Starting MSRP$25,245
2.0L Turbo (available 3.6L V6) Engine 2.0LTurbo
235 hp Horsepower184 hp
Front-wheel drive Drivetrain  Front-Wheel-Drive
7 Seating Capacity  7
 21 mpg City/24 mpg Highway Fuel Economy (estimated)23 mpg City/29 mpg Highway 
 
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