2023 VW Atlas vs 2023 VW Tiguan Pricing, Interior Space, and Performance comparison

2023 VW Atlas vs 2023 VW Tiguan

Volkswagen has many options on the market right now if you are looking for a sport utility vehicle. Volkswagen's 2023 VW Atlas and 2023 VW Tiguan are likely to be the two most popular sport utility vehicles in its lineup this year. In comparison to the Atlas which is a three-row midsize SUV, the Tiguan is technically a compact SUV, except it is one of the most spacious in its class.

Obviously, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas will be more expensive than the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan, but the Atlas also has more space, more performance, and more features. We aren't going to tell you which of these Volkswagen SUVs is best, but we will show you how they differ and help you decide which is best for you.


The 2023 Volkswagen Atlas is more expensive than the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan, as previously mentioned. Pricing in 2022 shows about a $7,000 difference between the two models in terms of starting price, with the top-of-the-line VW Tiguan being $7,000 cheaper than the Atlas.

Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline versions are available for both SUVs while the Atlas comes with an even more luxurious Execline model. The Atlas starts at $40,895 and comes standard with all-wheel drive, while the Tiguan starts at $33,695 and comes standard with AWD standard as well. The Execline version of the Atlas starts at $57,295, while the Volkswagen Tiguan Highline starts at $43,695.

Interior space

With all seats in place and the rear seats folded down, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas has more cargo space. The 2023 Volkswagen Atlas offers 1,572 liters of cargo space behind the second row seats, while the Tiguan offers 1,065 liters. The Atlas has 2,781 liters of cargo space when the rear seats are folded, while the Tiguan has 2,081 liters of cargo space.

Inside, there aren't many differences between the two SUVs. Compared to the Atlas, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan has a bit more rear legroom in the second row with 963 mm vs 955 mm. Overall, the Tiguan is actually quite a bit more spacious than the Atlas.


With 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, the 2023 VW Tiguan offers one of the most impressive engines in its class. It leads its segment with impressive torque and delivers remarkable accelerations paired with impressive passing performance. The Atlas, on the other hand, offers two engines. A standard 2.0-litre turbo delivers 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque while the most powerful V6 offers 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

Fuel consumption is higher on the Atlas, but it has more power. The Tiguan averages 10.6 liters per 100 kilometers and on the highway it averages 8 liters per 100 kilometers. The Atlas averages 11.5 l/100 km in the city and 9.5 l/100 km on the highway with the 2.0-litre turbo while the V6 averages 13.8 l/100 km in the city and 10.2 l/100 km on the highway. There’s no doubt the Tiguan is the more efficient option of the two.

Ultimately, the right choice between each model will depend on your needs. Give us a call today to learn more.