Find Your Best Ride: A Comparison of Volkswagen SUVs

August 17th, 2021 by

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How Our Top SUVs Measure Up Side-By-Side

Whether you’re shopping for new cars for sale or used cars for sale, most people can agree that driving an SUV is a whole heck of a lot of fun. They’re big. They’re powerful. They make drivers feel like giants out there on the road with speed to boot. When you think of camping trips or cross-country driving, the spacious interior and hauling power of an SUV is what comes to mind, and Volkswagen has plenty to choose from in that regard.

So, how do you go about choosing the perfect SUV for you and your family dynamic? Is it all about power? Storage? Features? Fortunately, the VW line-up of SUVs gives drivers plenty to enjoy on all fronts. Let’s break these down.

The 2022 VW Taos

The VW Taos has a couple of big distinctions when comparing it to the other SUVs in our line-up. First of all, it has a starting MSRP of $22,995 for the base trim level, which makes it the most affordable of the VW SUV line-up. The other thing that sets the Taos apart is that it’s a subcompact SUV, which is perfect for those that want something bigger than a sedan but don’t want to upgrade to a full-blown SUV. The 2022 VW Taos is the happy medium – quick and speedy, but with plenty of interior space for passengers and camping equipment.

Starting MSRP (base trim): $22,995
Fuel economy: 28 city/36 highway
Engine type: 1.5L TSI
Horsepower: 158 hp
Torque: 184 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 5 passengers
Cargo volume: 65.9 cubic ft. (rear seats folded)
Length: 178.8 in.
Width: 72.5 in.
Height: 64.4 in.

The 2021 VW Atlas

When Volkswagen originally designed the Atlas, they did so with the modern American family in mind. Unlike the small but mighty Taos, the Atlas is big. VERY big. This SUV offers a full three rows of seating, allowing for up to seven passengers in total – the perfect vehicle for those large family trips or car pools over to football practice. The Atlas was named the Family Car of the Year by and was also named one of the top family cars by “Parents Magazine.”

Starting MSRP (base trim): $31,555
Fuel economy: 21 city/24 highway
Engine type: 2.0L Turbo (available in 3.6L V6)
Horsepower: 235 hp
Torque: 258 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 7
Cargo volume: 96.8 cubic ft. (2nd and 3rd row seats folded)
Length: 200.7 in.
Width: 78.4 in.
Height: 70.1 in.

The 2021 Atlas Cross Sport

Think of the VW Atlas Cross Sport as a slightly scaled down version of the full-sized Atlas. The Atlas Cross Sport doesn’t have the third row of seating like its larger counterpart, so it only seats five as opposed to seven. It’s also a bit shorter in length and height. However, besides the obvious size difference, the Atlas Cross Sport maintains virtually all of the features and performance aspects of the Atlas, right down to the fuel economy, horsepower, and torque. So if you want the top family car of the year in smaller packaging, the Atlas Cross Sport is the SUV for you.

Starting MSRP (base trim): $30,855
Fuel economy: 21 city/24 highway
Engine type: 2.0L Turbo (available in 3.6L V6)
Horsepower: 235 hp
Torque: 258 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 5
Cargo volume: 77.8 cubic ft. (rear seat folded)
Length: 195.5 in.
Width: 78.4 in.
Height: 68.3 in.

The 2021 VW Tiguan

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let Car and Driver do it for us. Regarding the VW Tiguan, they said, “It’s handsomely styled, well-equipped, and practical.” In other words, it’s one slick SUV. It was also rated as a 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) with dynamic cornering headlights. As far as size and storage goes, it’s fairly comparable to the VW Taos. The difference is that it’s got far more going on in the torque and horsepower department.

Starting MSRP (base trim): $25,245
Fuel economy: 23 city/29 highway
Engine type: 2.0L Turbo
Horsepower: 184 hp
Torque: 221 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 5
Cargo volume: 65.7 cubic ft. (rear seat folded)
Length: 185.1 in.
Width: 72.4 in.
Height: 66.3 in.

The 2021 VW ID.4

Ladies and gentleman, we’re officially on the high-end of the spectrum. The ID.4 is the most technologically advanced vehicle in our SUV line-up. Spacious, beautifully designed, and completely electric. No more worries about owning a gas-guzzling SUV. The ID.4 will give drivers a new lease on life when it comes to cross-country travel. In fact, it’s already been independently tested and verified to be able to travel 260 miles on a single charge. It’s one of our most reliable vehicles – electric or otherwise – that VW has ever manufactured. Still not convinced? We’ve got the accolades to back it up. The ID.4 won the World Car of the Year at the 2021 World Car Awards. Perfection doesn’t often come along, but the ID.4 is showing drivers that VW has something to say about that.

Starting MSRP (base trim): $39,995 (as low as $32,495 after potential federal tax credit)
Estimated range (single charge): 260 miles
Estimated charging time (at public DC fast charger): 62 miles after 10 minutes of charging
Engine type: electric
Horsepower: 201 hp
Torque: 228 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 5
Cargo volume: 64.2 cubic ft. (rear seats folded)
Length: 180.5 in.
Width: 72.9 in.
Height: 64.4 in.

A Full Package of Safety and Convenience Features

No matter which VW SUV you choose, you’re going to get a full suite of safety and convenience features unlike any other SUV out there on the road. Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, expansive touchscreen displays, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and App-Connect are just some of the many features you’ll get with a VW SUV. You can also expect a long list of driver safety features such as rear view camera system, intelligent crash response system (ICRS), and automatic post-collision braking system.

Carefree Coverage for Worry-Free Driving

When you buy a Volkswagen SUV, you’re making an investment and a commitment. The last thing you want is to see your car-buying dollars go to waste on things like costly repairs. With our Carefree Coverage suite of products and services, you don’t have to worry. They come standard with any brand-new VW SUV purchase, and include the following

2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
5 yrs. Access – Car-Net Remote Access

In the event that you ever need VW parts, service, or routine maintenance, you can simply stop by a VW service center. Your Carefree Coverage will appear in our records, making the process simple and easy.

Test Drive a New VW SUV Today!

Now that you know the tale of the tape when it comes to our SUV line-up, the next step is to get behind the wheel and take one for a spin. For those of you that have been searching terms like “used cars near me,” VW offers prior iterations of many of our SUVs, sedans, and coupes. No matter what your budget or family dynamic is – we have a VW for you!

To find the closest VW SUVs available in your area, you can search “Volkswagen near me” or head to the VW Cypress dealership, which is conveniently located at 19550 Northwest Fwy in Houston. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, and be sure to check out our specials for great deals on VW vehicles.

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