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|
|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|
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.