2019 Volkswagen Atlas or 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, which is right for you?

Volkswagen offers two high-quality SUVs to buyers in Alberta, but they are considerable different one from the other. On the other hand, if you can afford one, you can probably afford the other. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a mid-sized SUV with three rows of seats standard while the Volkswagen Tiguan is a five-seat compact SUV. Being that Tiguan is one of the most spacious SUVs in its segment, it can actually compete with the Atlas in terms of versatility.

So, if you’re a current Tiguan owner and wondering what to buy next, or you’re new to Volkswagen and unsure which SUV is right for you, let’s take a closer look at both the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.


Of course, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is more affordable than the 2019 Atlas. The Tiguan starts at $29,225 while the Volkswagen Atlas starts at $36,740. That’s a significant difference, but if you lease your next Volkswagen SUV the difference is roughly $150 a month between the two. In other words, the Atlas is more expensive, but not by a wide margin.

Interior space

Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Volkswagen Atlas are among the most spacious SUVs in their respective segments. The Tiguan has between 1,065 litres and 2,081 litres of total cargo space while the Atlas has 583 litres of cargo space with all seats in place and over 2,700 litres with every row folded flat. There’s no question that the Atlas is the more versatile option between the two. It’s more spacious up front, in the middle row and in the third row while also having more cargo space. You can comfortably sit 7 people in the Atlas with five adults and two kids, and all will be comfortable. The Tiguan is better for two adults and 3 teens or four adults. So, if you’re kids are growing faster than you can keep up with or are already in their teens and you tend to take long trips with a lot of stuff in the vehicle, the Atlas may be the better option.

The Atlas is also the better option if you need to tow with your SUV as it can tow up to 5,000 pounds, considerably more than the Tiguan. Of course, this means that the Atlas and its 3.6-liter V6 engine isn’t as fuel-efficient as the Tiguan.

And so, here’s how we would break it down. If you need space for five passengers and all of their stuff on a regular basis and you need to tow, get the Atlas. If you’re a younger family with young children, don’t really need to tow and want to focus on lowering cost of purchasing and cost of ownership, the Tiguan is the better option.

Visit us today at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen and test drive both the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Say you are interested in buying a new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. You can do about 90 % of the work on our website. Here’s a step-by-step guide! Cross Sport

Step 1: The first thing you want to do is hover over the New Vehicles tab on the homepage. When you do so a drop down menu will appear with our entire new Volkswagen lineup. Here you can select the vehicle you are interested in. We will go ahead and click on the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Step 2: There is just one option here because the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has just arrived on the market!

Step 3: Now that you are on the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport page, you have a lot of information you can browse and discover. You can check a range of colours for your Atlas Cross Sport and you can also have a look at a multitude of interior and exterior picks.

Step 4: To the right there’s a drop down menu with a range of versions for the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport including Trendline, Comfortline, IQ Drive and Highline. Not sure which model is right for you? That’s fine, when you select each trim you can updated list of features and specs located a bit further down the page. This is where you can see which trims have the features you want in your next vehicle. You can also check out which versions are available in stock.

Step 5: Now that you know which Atlas Cross Sport you want to buy, why not head over to the financing and lease payment calculator and determine which plan is right for you. You can adjust your payment and quickly see which trim fits within your budget.