2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen is doubling down on their larger models and fans looking for a new family hauler may have a hard time choosing between the completely redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the brand-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. The 2018 VW Atlas offers a larger footprint and a standard third row while the 2018 VW Tiguan has generous cargo space for a smaller crossover and an available third-row seat.

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also come standard with the new Volkswagen People First Warranty offering limited and transferable bumper-to-bumper coverage for 6-years or 72,000 miles (whichever comes first), so no matter which model you spring for you are covered. Find additional specs and a seating capacity and cargo space comparison below.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

$25,895  Starting MSRP $30,750
21/27 Fuel Economy 22/26
5/7 Base/Max Seating Capacity 7/7 
73.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 96.8 cubic feet

Seating Capacity and Cargo Space

Like we mentioned above, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comes standard with third-row seating and the 2018 Tiguan offers it as an available option for models equipped with the Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. So, large families will have the ability to seat up to seven passengers in each model. The 2018 VW Atlas third-row seats will offer more elbow room which is something to consider if you are hauling seven passengers daily rather than for an occasional carpool run or outing with friends and family.

There is also quite a big difference in cargo space availability between the two models. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers a massive cargo space with 96.8 cubic feet of total space available with the first and second-row seats folded. The 2018 VW Tiguan offers a still impressive 73.5 cubic feet of total available cargo space on its two-row models.

Choosing between the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will likely come down to family size and hauling needs.

If you still aren’t sure which Volkswagen model is right for you and your family, bring everyone down to the Baxter Volkswagen Westroads dealership and test out each option. Our sales staff would be happy to set you up with a test drive, point out family-friendly features in both models, and answer any questions you may have. The Baxter Volkswagen Westroads dealership is located at 808 N 102nd street in Omaha, NE. We look forward to your visit.