Now that you’re looking for the perfect Volkswagen SUV in the Las Vegas area, Findlay North VW wants to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your vehicle choice.
As your premier Volkswagen Dealer in Vegas, there’s nothing more important to us than helping you enjoy an exciting, pleasant SUV purchase experience that you’re proud to tell others about.
Let’s help make your decision easier by highlighting the comparative differences between our Volkswagen Tiguan Compact SUV and its bigger family member, the VW Atlas, our largest Mid-size SUV.
Armed with this comparison, the only thing left for you to do will be to schedule your test drive and wrap up the easy details to take delivery of your dream. Let’s take a quick look at what you need to know.
With so many stylish, head-turning European-inspired engineering design features already built into the VW Sport Utility Vehicles at Findlay North VW of Las Vegas, your decision on whether to go for the roomy, Compact Tiguan versus the cavernous capacity of our Mid-sized Atlas will depend on one or more of the following factors:
As you think about the next few years driving and enjoying your VW, take into account that you may be commuting to work, hitting the town regularly with family members and friends for shopping and socializing, or packing up lots of camping gear to head far away to the great outdoors for a weekend or longer.
When considering whether to choose the Tiguan or Atlas for your Las Vegas VW purchase, you should review these scenarios and talk over the details with the people you care about as to:
FIRST - THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PASSENGERS YOU EXPECT:
The number of people (maximum) you will need to seat when those situations
come up, and try to estimate the volume of stuff you’ll need to carry along for the ride.
SECOND - HOW COMFORTABLE DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO BE:
The amount of personal space (or elbow room) you want your passengers to enjoy.
Will there be mostly adults riding or will you ferry children to and from locations?
THIRD - THE AMOUNT OF HEAD & LEGROOM YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF & PASSENGERS:
How much legroom and headroom will be right so that everyone feels relaxed,
especially on the kind of long drives for which Volkswagens are trusted?
Both vehicles are great in either case, yet because the Tiguan is a Compact SUV (with optional 3rd-Row Seating), the size of your entourage might influence you to lean more toward the Atlas (3-Rows) if everybody who rides is a full-grown adult and you’re carrying more than five passengers.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t buy the Mid-size if that’s really what your heart desires because lots of people buy the bigger Volkswagen SUV “just in case” they may someday need the extra room, power, and towing.
Instead, it goes to show that Volkswagen has designed both the Atlas and Tiguan for flexible passenger loads.
Either can handle up to seven passengers with the right configuration, but the Atlas is built so that every adult has an ample personal bubble while the Tiguan is more intimate in that respect if you add the 3rd Row option which means you’ll probably want to reserve that extra seating for smaller-sized, younger passengers.
Yes, the VW Tiguan Compact SUV has a 3rd-Row option if you need it. Should you go with the Tiguan 2-Row, 5-Passenger configuration then all adults will have ample leg and headroom comfort in the same way the VW Atlas does for six fully-grown adults (3 rows with 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs) or seven fully-grown adults (3 rows with 2nd Row Bench Seat). And speaking of the logistical need, there’s one question you definitely need to ask yourself:
Sure, some people pack light when taking their Volkswagen SUV out on adventures to the beach, parks, camping, tailgating and other fun, but some of us have lots of toys and goodies we want to take with us, so our VWs are built to handle towing when properly equipped.
For less rigorous towing demands, the Tiguan’s sturdy 1500 Pound Towing Capacity may be exactly what you need, but if you see yourself pulling 2000 to 5000 Pounds, and you need towing features engineered for those heavier loads, then the VW Atlas would be the more perfect of the two wonderful choices.
Depending on the kind of active lifestyle you lead, you can still choose the level of engine power that will best suit the type of travel that interests you. Since power is not a problem for either the VW Atlas or VW Tiguan (thanks to our Turbocharged Volkswagen engines) all you need to do is choose the vehicle that works best with the workloads you have in mind.
While the Tiguan features a generously robust 16-valve, 2.0L power plant producing 184 Horsepower under the hood, the Atlas offers a 2.0L 4-Cylinder 235 Horsepower engine with 258 foot pounds of torque with an available 3.6L V6 coming in at 276 Horsepower & 266 foot pounds of torque.
Be it the Compact or Mid-size VW you’re leaning toward, you will not be left underpowered, so the decision rests on the maximum workload you want to be able to place on the engine and drivetrain during your adventures.
So, you’ve done your due diligence, you know that Volkswagen has proven its value, integrity, and reliability for decades and you can trust that you're making the best decision.
That also means you’re ready to see and touch your VW Tiguan or VW Atlas in person, and our Findlay North VW Dealership is the leader in the Las Vegas area when it comes to creating a happy customer experience.
Still, we want to give you even more reasons to feel confident in your vehicle choice, whichever of the two you decide upon.
Standard 8-speed Automatic Transmission with Tiptronic® Mode
Volkswagen’s graceful-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. The power is in your hands. Having eight speeds can mean smooth shifting. In Tiptronic® mode, you can shift manually and take control of your driving experience.
Optional 4MOTION® All-wheel Drive
VW’s patented 4MOTION® All-wheel Drive helps to keep you in control as conditions change.
The compact Tiguan and the Mid-size Atlas each come with the leading-edge Climatronic® Climate Control System (Dual-zone in the Tiguan and available Tri-zone in the Atlas) and heated front seats to make sure that driver and passengers are happy.
This dynamic VW duo comes standard with advanced, intuitive, easy-use technology loaded with a suite of assistive tech features designed to help make parking, passing, and, well, driving easier. Here are just a few to be found on the Atlas as well as the Tiguan. To name a few:
Sound & Audio - Available SiriusXM with 360L curates a personalized experience for every driver. Available Fender® Premium Audio System
Standard VW Digital Cockpit - Innovative, intelligent, intuitive High Resolution instrument display with state-of-the-art navigation and customizable features for an easy, intuitive user experience.
Remote & Connected Features - Convenience and ease are the name of the game for both VW Atlas and VW Tiguan with a generously appointed standard suite of available options:
Driver Assistance Technologies (Available on specific models) - The open road is easier than ever thanks to Volkswagen’s unparalleled Drive Assist engineering featuring VW’s IQ.DRIVE that reduces driving stress on the road and provides an intuitively easy ride.
Finally, The Volkswagen Tiguan Compact SUV and Volkswagen Atlas Mid-size SUV are each covered by VW’s peerless vehicle protection with a 4 Year or 50,000 Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty (see dealer for details) and unmatched customer service.
We at Findlay North Volkswagen in Las Vegas hope that this has been helpful in highlighting differences to consider to get closer at deciding between the Volkswagen Tiguan Compact SUV and the VW Atlas Mid-size SUV. Our team is standing by to provide you with any information you need and we’re more than happy to arrange a convenient walkaround demonstration and amazing test drive.