The two-row variation of the Volkswagen Atlas SUV, known as the Atlas Cross Sport, has just debuted for 2020. With near-irresistible athletic styling and excellent capability, it’s easy to see why drivers are going crazy for this delightful machine.
But Volkswagen already has a two-row SUV in its lineup: the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. So what does the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport do to set itself apart from the Tiguan? We decided to tackle this question with our comparison below. Read on and see just what roles these two unique machines fulfill in the Volkswagen model family.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
|5||Seating Capacity||5, 7|
|235 to 276 hp||Horsepower||184 hp|
|40.3 cubic feet, 77.8 cubic feet with seat area||Cargo Volume||12 to 37.6 cubic feet, 65.7 to 73.5 with seat area|
|5,000 pounds||Tow Capacity||1,500 pounds|
|196” L x 78” W x 68” H||Dimensions||185” L x 72” W x 66” H|
|Up to 21 city / 24 highway||Fuel Economy||Up to 22 city / 29 highway|
The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is more expensive than the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and doesn’t offer a third row. However, it provides greater cargo volume than the Tiguan, along with higher horsepower numbers and a greater towing capacity. If these elements are important to you, the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is waiting to whisk you away.
The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has a more economical starting price than the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport, along with a superior fuel economy. It still offers exceedingly impressive capability with its tow and cargo volume. It also offers a third row for a total seating capacity of up to seven, something that can’t be had with the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport unless one jumps up to the full-size 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.