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VW offers power and efficiency with the Tiguan and Atlas Cross Sport

Which Volkswagen SUV has better fuel economy, the Tiguan or Atlas Cross Sport?

There are several exciting things happening inside the new Volkswagen crossover SUV lineup. Not only is our manufacturing partner starting to introduce its first electric crossover SUV, but they are also getting ready to launch a new compact platform. Until those models are available, the team of product experts at Compass VW thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at some existing options. Specifically, we want to answer the question, which Volkswagen SUV has better fuel economy, the Tiguan or Atlas Cross Sport. Both of these vehicles are more than competent platforms, but each one has something slightly different to offer. Let’s take a closer look at what potential customers can expect to see. 

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2021 VW Tiguan Fuel Efficiency Scores 

Every 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan available at the Compass VW showroom uses the same engine. Buyers choosing this crossover SUV will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission, making 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. The difference in fuel economy scores for the 2021 Tiguan will come down to which drivetrain is chosen. A Tiguan with front-wheel-drive will return 23 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.  

Buyers can also choose a 2021 Tiguan with the 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system with Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. 

A head-on photo of the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport.
A head-on photo of the 2021 VW Tiguan on the road.

How efficient is the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport? 

Compass Volkswagen customers will have a few more options to consider if they are considering the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport. Versions of the Atlas Cross Sport with the turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine will make 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Front- and all-wheel-drive models using this engine will make 21 (FWD) and 20 (AWD) mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine is also available. Buyers making this choice will get to use 276 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Fuel Economy scores for a V-6-powered Atlas Cross Sport will come in at 18 (FWD) and 17 (AWD) mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. 

Compass Volkswagen customer can start the pre-ordering process for either VW crossover SUV when they make an appointment with one of our product experts today.