2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs 2021 VW Tiguan vs 2021 VW Atlas

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2021 Volkswagen SUV Comparison: Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport & Tiguan

Volkswagen provides a solid lineup of SUVs for drivers to choose from. These include the VW Atlas Cross Sport, VW Atlas and VW Tiguan models. The lineup addresses the needs of a wide variety of shoppers by offering a two-row midsize SUV that provides capable performance whether driving down the highway or exploring trails, a seven-seat mid-size SUV that provides capable towing abilities and a compact crossover SUV that offers an available third row. Want to learn which VW SUV is best for you? View a comparison of the Atlas Cross Sport, Atlas and Tiguan below!


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ModelAtlas Cross SportTiguanAtlas
Horsepower235 hp184 hp235 hp
Seating Capacity55/77
Towing Ability5,000 lbs.1,500 lbs.5,000 lbs.

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2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport driving on sand

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport

The 2021 VW Atlas Cross Port is one of the brand’s newer SUV additions and offers two rows of seating, 5,000-lb. towing ability and the brand’s intuitive safety and entertainment systems. The Atlas Cross Sport comes in S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line models.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior Passenger Side Front Fascia

2021 VW Tiguan

The 2021 VW Tiguan offers an available third-row to accommodate for those who need to seat up to seven passengers. It is equipped with a potent engine and provides the least capable towing abilities of the brand’s SUV lineup. The Tiguan comes in S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL and SEL Premium R-Line models.  

2021 VW Atlas from front

2021 VW Atlas

The Atlas is the largest model of the brand’s SUV lineup and provides plenty of power, up to 5,000 lbs. of towing capabilities and the most standard seating, as all models are equipped with a third-row. This is the perfect option for families who want to tow their boat to the water or hook up the camper and head to a park for the weekend.

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