Compare 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Volkswagen Atlas
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2022 Volkswagen Atlas


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


184 hp 235 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/30 * 21/25 *

  Seating Capacity

7 Passengers 7 Passengers

  Max Cargo Space

73.4 cu. ft. ** 96.8 cu. ft. **

  3rd Row Leg Room

27.9 in. 33.7 in.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

Serving Troy, MI

Are you trying to decide between driving home in the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan or the 2022 Atlas? These Volkswagen SUVs hold extensive appeal and have many shared traits. However, the Tiguan is a small crossover that takes a mid-level placement in the Volkswagen SUV lineup. The Atlas is a midsize SUV that is currently the largest vehicle offered by Volkswagen. What are the other differentiating traits of these impressive models?


Throughout the four trim levels of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, one powertrain is offered. This is a 184-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. The powertrain system includes an eight-speed auto transmission with front-wheel drive standard across most trims. All-wheel drive is standard in the top SEL R-Line trim. Six trims are offered for the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas. A 235-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo, four-cylinder engine is standard in the first three trim levels. This is paired with your choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 276-horsepower, V6, 3.6-liter engine is standard in the top three trim levels, and this powertrain is paired with all-wheel drive.


The Tiguan and the Atlas are visually similar in many regards. For example, both models have three horizontal bars that extend across the grille. The grille interacts directly with a pair of scalloped, LED-enhanced headlights. However, these models have unique lower-front fascia designs. The hood of the Tiguan has a cascading quality, while the hood of the Atlas is relatively flat. Both models have a pinstripe line that runs along the upper portion of the side panels. The Tiguan adds a thick, molded design to the lower side doors.


There are notable differences between the features in the Tiguan and the Atlas. The Tiguan is offered with the third row of seats only in select trim levels. Its features across its trims include wireless smartphone charging, wireless smart device integration, touch sensors for the dual-zone auto climate control system, a navigation system, leather seats, an auto parking system, ambient lighting, roof rails, and more. The Atlas has many of the same features as the Tiguan. Its standout features are a tri-zone climate management system, USB ports across its three rows, a wireless hotspot, rear window shades, and a few additional features.

Do you want to know more about the Tiguan and the Atlas before finalizing your selection? Contact Suburban Volkswagen of Troy today for personalized assistance with a test drive comparison.

* Based on EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
** With the rear seats folded down. Cargo capacity measurement for the Tiguan is for the 5-seat model.