2020 Volkswagen SUV Models

For 2020, Volkswagen adds a fourth model to the SUV lineup it’s offering buyers in the United States.

So now the US market can opt to go with the Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Tiguan, or ID.4 EV.  And you can think of them respectively as large, medium, and small EV.

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Full-size/Midsize – Atlas

2021 VW Atlas passenger profile pure white

2021 VW Atlas

By EPA class definition the 2020 Atlas is a midsize crossover SUV.  But it’s arguably a full-size crossover SUV.  Because it offers more cargo space than some definitively full-size SUVs like Chevy Tahoe.  Plus, it’s 3-rows of seating is spacious enough for 7-adult passengers.  And being able to comfortably fit adults in a 3rd-row can be a major factor for some buyers.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas:

  • Class: Midsize/full-size
  • Starting price: $31,545
  • Seating: 3-rows, 7-passenger
  • MPG range: 16 to 23 mpg

Midsize – Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Crossover SUV Atlas Cross Sport

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

The Atlas Cross Sport is new for 2020.  And the Atlas Cross Sport shares the same wheelbase of 117.3-inches as its bigger sibling Atlas.  However, the Atlas Cross Sport is shorter overall at 195.5″ to the Atlas’s 198.3″.  Both of the 2020 VW SUV models are great looking.  But the Atlas Cross Sport poses slightly more athletic with it’s raked rear roof.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport:

  • Class: Midsize
  • Starting price: $30,545
  • Seating: 2-rows, 5-passenger
  • MPG range: 18 to 23 mpg

Compact – Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen Crossover SUV Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s 2020 compact SUV model.  And like both it’s larger siblings, it’s big and comfortable inside.  It’s worth noting that the optional 3rd-row of seating is sized for children.  Or adults that are pretty small. :0)  Tiguan is a fun crossover SUV to drive.  Because it’s turbocharged 4-cylinder balances nicely with the vehicle’s less than 3,900 curb weight.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan:

  • Class: Compact
  • Starting price: $24,945
  • Seating: 2-rows w/ optional 3rd-row, 5 to 7-passenger
  • MPG range: 20 to 29 mpg

Compact Electric Vehicle

2021 VW ID.4 driver front

2021 VW ID.4 EV

ID.4 is the first electric vehicle in the United States on Volkswagen’s new MEB platform.  And the ID.4 is a compact sport utility electric vehicle.  The modular electric drive matrix platform is already in use for the ID.3 sedan.  But that’s available in Europe only.  With ID.4 the Volkswagen SUV models increase to four.  With it being the first EV.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4:

  • Class: Compact Electric Vehicle
  • Starting price: Unconfirmed
  • Seating: 2-rows
  • Range: Up to 310 miles w/ full charge

Ontario Volkswagen’s 2020 Volkswagen SUV Models

For deep-dive details on all 2020 Volkswagen models including crossover SUVs be sure to check out our reviews.

And if you’re looking to buy a VW go see my friends at Ontario Volkswagen in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

Earl Reed and Tom Smith

Earl Reed, GM @ Ontario VW & Me