How do the Volkswagen Tiguan and Atlas compare?
Cartelligent clients love Volkswagon SUVs for there great reliability, good looks, and their abundance of technology. We've compiled the details for the redesigned Tiguan and the all-new Atlas.
Tiguan vs. Atlas?
In this article, we've configured a sample vehicle for each car and then examined some of the key differentiating factors. We've based our sample models on popular choices among Cartelligent clients.
2018 Tiguan SEL Premium 4Motion: Our sample Tiguan includes adaptive cruise control, a panoramic roof, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, VW digital cockpit, leather seats, Fender premium audio and all-wheel drive MSRP, as configured, is $34,310.
2018 Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4Motion: Our sample Atlas includes all-wheel drive, leather seats adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, VW digital cockpit, 3-row seating, Fender surround sound, and a panoramic roof. MSRP, as configured, is $50,760.
We'll look at the features of each vehicle side-by-side.
|Model Type||2018 Tiguan SEL Premium with 4Motion||2018 Atlas SEL Premium V6 with 4Motion|
Engine and Fuel Economy
|Engine||2.0t I4||3.6L V6|
The Atlas has the more powerful engine, but the Tiguan offers better fuel economy.
|Cargo volume (behind seats)||33 ft3||21 ft3|
|Cargo volume (rear seats folded)||66 ft3||96.8 ft3|
When all the rows are folded down the Atlas has much more storage room; the Tiguan can seat 5 comfortably while the Atlas can seat 7.
Cost to purchase: Tiguan vs. Atlas
First, we'll examine the cost of each when purchased. All payments represent pricing based on market conditions at the time of writing but are subject to change.
|Monthly payment (inc. tax)||$595||$895|
|Total of payments over five years||$37,605||$55,305|
The Tiguan is around $300/month less than the Atlas and saves about $17,500 in payments over the course of five years.
Cost to lease: Tiguan vs. Atlas
Next, we'll compare the three vehicles on a three-year, 12,000 mile/year lease.
|Monthly payment (inc. tax)||$395||$795|
|Lease disposition fee||$350||$350|
|Total of payments over three years||$16,675||$30,675|
The Tiguan is again the lowest cost option, saving around $400/month and $14,000 over the course of the lease.
Which to buy: Tiguan or Atlas?
Both vehicles can be fantastic options depending on your personal circumstances. Your Cartelligent agent can talk you through the pros and cons of each vehicle (as well as any other brands) to help you make an educated decision.
Whether you want a new Volkswagen SUV or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.