2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan: What’s the Difference?

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Atlas


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP for Base Trims


Max Seating Capacity

96.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

73.4 cubic feet
21 mpg / 25 mpg

MPG City / Highway

23 mpg / 30 mpg

The 2022 Atlas belongs to the class of crossover SUVs. You can choose an Atlas with three rows, which can hold up to seven people, or one with two rows, which can hold five. The name of the two-row Atlas is “Atlas Cross Sport.”

Even with the third row in place, there is still about 20 cubic feet of space for cargo in the cabin. You can choose between a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Atlas or a more powerful V-6 engine.

The cabin of the 2022 Tiguan is a little smaller than the Atlas and falls into the compact crossover category because of the size difference. But unlike many compact competitors, the Tiguan has a third row of seats that can be added if needed. If you add the extra seats, the back cargo space will be about 12 cubic feet, which is about enough for a load of groceries. Adding the third row of seats also gives you seating for seven out of the Tiguan. 

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Tiguan: Which Costs Less? 

One of the first places Port Jervis drivers look before moving toward further consideration is the price. Most drivers shouldn’t have a problem staying within budget with either of these options. While the Atlas starts at $34,335, which is significantly higher than the generous $26,490 Tiguan, we’re also talking about two different classes of vehicles. The prices also differ based on which trim level you select. Below, we highlight the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan prices based on trim levels. 

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Prices

  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE: $34,335
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE with 4MOTION®: $36,235
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE with Technology: $38,505
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE with Technology with 4MOTION®: $40,405
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE V6 with Technology: $41,550

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Trim Prices

  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan S: $26,490 MSRP
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE: $30,120 MSRP
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black: $32,950 MSRP 
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line: $37,320 MSRP

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Tiguan: Which is More Fuel Efficient? 

Newburgh drivers usually look toward fuel efficiency when purchasing any new model – especially with our current fuel prices. The good news is that both of these options have excellent fuel economy considering each SUV’s respective class. The Atlas gets 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, while the Tiguan yields 23 mpg and 30 mpg. However, as we said earlier, the Atlas is quite a bit larger than the Tiguan, so the slightly lower gas mileage comes as a trade for other advantages. 

2022 Volkswagen Atlas MPG and Performance Specs

  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower: 235 hp
  • MPG: 21 mpg city / 25 mpg cighway

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan MPG and Performance Specs

  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower: 184 hp
  • MPG: 23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Tiguan: Which Is Bigger? 

Both of these VW crossovers have cabins that look a lot alike. The main difference is that the Atlas comes standard with leather seats, while the Tiguan’s base trim has cloth seats.

Beyond cosmetics, there’s also quite a difference in their size. The Atlas has comfortable seats for adults in all three rows, including a third row that is easy to get to. The first two rows of the Tiguan can fit adults, while the third row is small and best for kids, as it’s easily swapped for more cargo space. 

The Atlas can carry an impressive 96 cubic feet of cargo when the two back rows are folded flat. This will attract buyers who need to move large items. The most cargo space the Tiguan can hold is 73 cubic feet, which you can get with its two-row configuration and the back row folded flat.

The Atlas is probably the best choice if you want adults to sit in all three rows of your cabin or if you often carry large items in your car. The Tiguan is a good choice if you only need the third row for kids or if you want a two-row SUV with a lot of space for cargo in the back.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Total Passenger Volume: 154 cubic feet
  • 1st Row Headroom: 41.3 inches 
  • 2nd Row Legroom:i: 40.4 inches
  • 1st Row Legroom: 41.7 inches
  • Total Cargo Capacity: 96.8 inches

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Total Passenger Volume: 124.0 cubic feet
  • 1st Row Headroom: 39.6 inches
  • 2nd Row Legroom: 36.5 inches
  • 1st Row Legroom: 57 inches
  • Total Cargo Capacity: 73.4 cubic feet

Test Drive the VW Atlas or Tiguan in Middletown

Now that you’re better acquainted with two of the best SUVs Volkswagen has to offer, there’s only one thing left to do. Head to Compass Volkswagen and let us set you up with a test drive. Before you arrive, get approved for financing and expedite the process! For additional information on either of these models, contact us online, and we’ll respond to your inquiries quickly! 


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