Volkswagen Tiguan vs Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
$26,950MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
$26,950MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$26,950

MSRP

$36,985

Average price

$20,184

Average price

$30,749

Listings

9536

Listings

8845
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ergonomic design
  • Unintuitive technology
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ride quality

Reviews Summary

The Tiguan is larger inside than many of its rivals, and it is one of two vehicles in its segment to offer a third-row seat. In addition, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is more upscale in appearance and enjoyable to drive than many of its primary competitors.

However, the Tiguan is imperfect, and some people may decide its flaws are too significant to consider owning one. Especially people who are easily frustrated by technology.

Reviews Summary

Volkswagen's efforts to grow its appeal in the United States have developed over a long process of trial and error, but VW showed it finally understood American tastes when it launched the Atlas three-row crossover SUV. And because not everyone needs three rows, VW followed up the standard Atlas with the two-row Cross Sport for the 2020 model year. Both versions get a significant refresh for 2024.

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gets most of the same updates as its three-row sibling, including different styling, more standard features, and the discontinuation of its six-cylinder engine option in favor of a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. These changes are aimed at making the Cross Sport more competitive against other midsize crossovers like the Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Pilot, the aged Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, and the more truck-like Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2024 Atlas Cross Sport lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels. We drove the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 184 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 269 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

184 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

24

MPG City

20

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

27
2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
$26,950MSRP
Overview
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
Overview
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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
$26,950MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$26,950
$36,985
Average price
$20,184
$30,749
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.8
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

7.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ergonomic design
  • Unintuitive technology
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ride quality
Summary

The Tiguan is larger inside than many of its rivals, and it is one of two vehicles in its segment to offer a third-row seat. In addition, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is more upscale in appearance and enjoyable to drive than many of its primary competitors.

However, the Tiguan is imperfect, and some people may decide its flaws are too significant to consider owning one. Especially people who are easily frustrated by technology.

Volkswagen's efforts to grow its appeal in the United States have developed over a long process of trial and error, but VW showed it finally understood American tastes when it launched the Atlas three-row crossover SUV. And because not everyone needs three rows, VW followed up the standard Atlas with the two-row Cross Sport for the 2020 model year. Both versions get a significant refresh for 2024.

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gets most of the same updates as its three-row sibling, including different styling, more standard features, and the discontinuation of its six-cylinder engine option in favor of a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. These changes are aimed at making the Cross Sport more competitive against other midsize crossovers like the Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Pilot, the aged Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, and the more truck-like Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2024 Atlas Cross Sport lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels. We drove the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 184 hp I4
2.0L 269 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
Horsepower
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
24
20
MPG Highway
31
27
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