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 Milwaukee, WI

If you are looking for a sporty, capable SUV with a third row of seating in the cabin, two Volkswagen options require your full attention. The 2022 Tiguan and the 2022 Atlas could meet your needs, but these exciting possibilities have many differences. What should you know about the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Atlas before finalizing your purchase plans?


The Tiguan is the smaller of these two models. Under its hood, you will find a 184-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. All trims have eight-speed auto transmission, and most of them have front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. The Atlas is offered with two engines. These are a four-cylinder, turbo 2.0-liter, 235-horsepower system and a 3.6-liter, V6, 276-horsepower system. These engines are both linked to an eight-speed auto transmission.


The Tiguan has a noticeably smaller stance on the road, and its size is combined with a smoothly tapered hood and a firm angle through the roofline to create a sporty look. The bar-style grille on the nose runs linearly to connect with the double-scooped LED headlights. The lower-front fascia has large, athletic air vents. Thin body molding runs across the entire lower perimeter on the sides. The sides also have a light air vent under the mirrors and a pinstripe accent that runs to the rear. The Atlas has longer and flatter surfaces throughout its profile. The grille has the same bar design, but it trends upward slightly as it tapers into the headlights. These headlights have a dual-elemental design, but the pattern is more linear with a sharp angle. The body of the Atlas has molding from bumper to bumper that is thicker as well.


You will find many of the same features in both of these models, but the Tiguan stands apart with a few specific features. Their shared features are smart device integration, a sunroof, leather upholstery, parking assistance, a surround-view camera, lane-keeping assistance, a navigation system, and leather material. The Atlas is also available with rear sunshades, second-row captain’s chairs, USB ports in the third row, and a three-zone climate control system.

Which of these Volkswagen SUVs has what it takes to meet your daily expectations? Contact our sales office at Volkswagen of Milwaukee North soon to schedule time for the Tiguan and the Atlas test drive.

* 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.