Exploring the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan SUVs
Welcome to the future. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan are indeed the future of family luxury transportation. With the Tiguan redesigned and the Atlas all-new, there’s a lot to look forward to when you think about your family life and vehicle ownership experience. Both are crossover SUVs, fully capable of transporting, entertaining and adventuring, taking you and your family anywhere you like throughout the city and beyond. But there are differences between the two, so if you’re considering a Volkswagen SUV, you’ll definitely find this comparison useful. Let’s take a good look at the Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan – two new arrivals on our lot here at Southland VW.
Introducing the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen has designed this brand-new crossover with North Americans specifically in mind. After analyzing the market during the last several years, the company has responded to particular consumer needs with its new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This three-row crossover SUV has the kind of space North American families look for in an SUV, and it has excellent value too, making for one of the best family purchases you’ll ever make. Here’s a better look at why:
You can opt for a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6L V6, and then customize your ride style with Drive Mode Selection. You’ll enjoy ideal traction with the available 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive, and you’ll have the benefit of accommodating either 7 adults total or loads of cargo for a trip beyond city streets. You’ll also get a host of safety and driver-assistance features, including the available Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring feature. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it one of the safest SUVs available in the market.
There’s a lot to like with the new Atlas, and we’ve got it over in our New Vehicle Inventory, fresh on the showroom floor.
Or Opt for the Tiguan Instead…
This is the new Tiguan, and it’s one of the most versatile vehicles on the road today. It has a longer wheelbase this year (by 10 inches), which means greater cargo space, legroom and comfort, and it’s also offering the choice of third-row seats. It’s also quite powerful with its 2.0 TSI® engine at 184 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque.
Advanced Driver Assist is there for you on the road, making your job as parent/protector much less worrisome. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is available with a ton of features too, including options like Fender® Premium Audio and the VW Digital Cockpit. Your new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has received accolades from Car and Driver and Edmunds, both of whom praise it as having great value, especially considering its accommodating size and comfort amenities. The 2017 Tiguan was one of three finalists for “World Car of the Year,” and this year’s redesign has made it even better. We believe the 2018 Tiguan will be worthy of further accolades as it makes its waves in the market.
Our New Vehicle Inventory is stocked with Tiguan models, and our Sales Staff would love to take you for a test drive in one.
The Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan – Side by Side
Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two base models so you can make a better decision as to which is best for you and your family:
|’18 Volkswagen Atlas||’18 Volkswagen Tiguan|
|Drive Type||All wheel drive available||All wheel drive available|
|Horsepower||235 hp||184 hp|
|Seating capacity||7 passengers||5 passengers (7 available)|
|Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring||Available||Available|
|Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert||Available||Available|
|Power Liftgate with Easy Open Technology||Available||NA|
|Panoramic Power Sunroof||Available||Available|
|Volkswagen Digital Cockpit||Available||Available|
|Fender Premium Audio System||Available||Available|
The biggest difference between the Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan comes down to capacity and power. For smaller families, the Tiguan is an excellent choice, whereas the Atlas offers versatility to accommodate bigger adults in the back. Both are new 2018 models and refreshing options in a crowded auto industry segment. The best way to decide is to come on into Southland VW for a test drive–and bring the family too! We also have an online showroom is that’s more convenient. Or if you’ve already made your decision, of Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan models, feel free to use the contact form below to speak with a sales member.