2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and Habanero Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

Families looking for some capable new transport may find themselves debating the attributes of compact and midsize SUVs. Both sizes of Sports Utility Vehicle bring able transporting capabilities, but differ in terms of price, power, and (of course) size.

Volkswagen manufactures excellent models in both of these SUV classes. We are, of course, referring to the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. The Atlas is a recent beast, having just been spawned for the 2018 model year onwards. The Tiguan has been around a bit longer, having first entered the public domain in 2007.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of these two SUVs? How do they compare? Read on and find out in this model comparison from Hall Volkswagen.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Compact SUV Classification Midsize SUV
$24,295 Starting MSRP $30,895
5 – 7 passengers Seating Capacity 7 passengers
12 to 37.6 cubic feet, 65.7 to 73.5 with seat area Cargo Volume 20.6 cubic feet, 96.8 with seat area
Up to 22 city / 29 highway Fuel Economy Up to 22 city / 26 highway
1,500 pounds Tow Capacity 5,000 pounds
185” L x 72” W x 66” H Dimensions 198” L x 78” W x 70” H

New Compact and Midsize SUV in Brookfield, WI

For starters, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas costs a fair chunk of change more than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. This increase in price brings along a higher standard seating capacity, more cargo space with the seat area, and a higher tow capability. The 2019 Atlas is the vehicle for those with greater transport needs (or desires).

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan boasts a lower starting price and can hold more cargo volume with the seats in place (in the five-seater variation). It gets better gas mileage on the highway, and its tighter dimensions help make it easier to park and maneuver. The 2019 Tiguan is the model to choose for those with fewer heavy-duty needs, for those with more city driving in their life, and those looking to save some cash.

Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas in Brookfield, WI

See which 2019 Volkswagen SUV is better suited to your lifestyle by experiencing both at Hall Volkswagen. Simply fill out the form on this page to schedule a test drive or hit us up with any further questions!