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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

In comparing the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport to the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport versus the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Volkswagen Tiguan is a better car than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport versus Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport ranges from $31,496 to $48,990 while a used Volkswagen Tiguan from the same model year range is priced between $22,398 to $35,713. For a new model, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport's price is between $34,329 and $52,644, with the Volkswagen Tiguan priced between $26,919 and $39,048.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport’s base engine makes 235 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Tiguan base engine makes 184 horsepower. The Atlas Cross Sport is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 465 miles. The Tiguan is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 474 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Volkswagen Tiguan, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,329 - $52,644

Used Asking Price:

$31,496 - $48,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,919 - $39,048

Used Asking Price:

$22,398 - $35,713

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 25
14 / 25
22 / 61
50 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 31
16 / 24
16 / 24
17 / 24
21 / 31
22 / 31
26 / 31
30 / 61
33 / 61
35 / 61
50 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact sport utility vehicle with a reputation for engaging driving dynamics and upscale interior materials. The Tiguan has become VW’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. and is currently in its second generation, with new models averaging $30,442 and 3-year-old models averaging $22,319.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • New generation is roomier and more fuel efficient
  • Optional three-row seating is occasionally useful
  • Driving dynamics are engaging

  • Acceleration not as strong as some competitors
  • Fuel efficiency could be better
  • First-generation’s cargo space was limited

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.0T SE, V6 SEL 4Motion, 2.0T SEL 4Motion, V6 SEL R-Line Black 4Motion, V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion, 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4Motion, V6 SE 4Motion, 2.0T SE 4Motion, V6 SE

Trim Levels

2.0T S 4Motion, 2.0T SE, 2.0T SE 4Motion, 2.0T SE R-Line Black, 2.0T S, 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4Motion, 2.0T SEL R-Line 4Motion

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

235 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

184 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 25 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

391 / 465 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 474 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.6 inches

Cargo Space:

40.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

77.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

152.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

12 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4123 lbs

Width:

78.4 inches

Height:

67.8 inches

Length:

195.5 inches

Wheelbase:

117.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3765 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

66.4 inches

Length:

186.1 inches

Wheelbase:

109.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P215/65R17