Finding the Right SUV For You, Like the VW Atlas or VW ID.4

April 4th, 2022 by

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How to Find and Compare VW SUVs at Your Volkswagen Dealer in Lee’s Summit

You know what the problem is with this SUV shopping these days? There’s almost too much choice.

When you consider how every major automobile brand offers at least five or six SUVs in their lineup, you can see how weighing your options can become a time-consuming affair. The issues of fuel economy, storage, power, and safety and convenience features can make SUV shopping feel like a research project.

But at VW Lee’s Summit, we like to keep things nice and simple. That’s why our Volkswagen dealer has taken the time to put together a brief overview of each SUV in our lineup. The next time you look for a Volkswagen near you, you’ll have a much better idea of what’s going to be a good fit for you and your family.

2021 VW ID.4 – The Game-Changing All-Electric SUV

You probably weren’t expecting us to lead off our list of top VW SUVs with an electric offering, but trust us when we say that the Volkswagen ID.4 has earned the top spot. It was the 2021 winner of the World Car of the Year Award and has been wowing reviewers and drivers alike since its release. The VW ID.4 gets up to 280 miles on a single charge, features a future-forward design aesthetic, and has one of the best starting MSRPs of any electric SUV in its class.

As expected, the Volkswagen ID.4 has been one of our top sellers. The best way to arrange a test drive is by building and reserving one with your local Volkswagen dealer. Going through this process ensures you get to test drive the ID.4 in the specific trim level that you want.

2021 VW ID.4 at-a-glance specs
Starting MSRP: $41,230 (as low as $33,260 after potential federal tax credit)
Engine/Powertrain: All-electric powertrain featuring 82-kWh battery pack
Horsepower: 201
Torque: 229 lb-ft.
Driving range: Up to 280 miles on a single charge
Max towing capacity: up to 2,700 lbs.
Seating capacity: 5
Max cargo space: 64.2 cubic ft.

2022 VW Tiguan – The Mid-Size Sporty SUV

Some SUVs are too big, and some SUVs are too compact. However, the VW Tiguan has a bit of a Goldilocks effect with many drivers out there. The midsize build, great fuel economy, and moderate sticker price feels just right to those trying to get an SUV on a budget. Although it may not have the power and storage of some of our other SUV offerings, the Tiguan has long been viewed as “the happy medium” by many satisfied VW customers.

Visit our Lee’s Summit Volkswagen dealership to test drive a new Tiguan.

2022 VW Tiguan at-a-glance specs
Starting MSRP: $26,490
Engine/Powertrain: 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
Horsepower: 184
Torque: 221 lb-ft.
Fuel economy: 23 city/30 highway
Max towing capacity: 1,500 lbs.
Seating capacity: 5 or 7
Max cargo space: 73.4 cubic ft.

2022 VW Taos – The Most Affordable VW SUV

For the price-conscious SUV-buyer out there, look no further than the Volkswagen Taos. This relative newcomer to our lineup is small but has been making big waves ever since its release. Reviewers have been raving about its spacious interior (for a compact SUV), amazing fuel economy, nimble handling, and low sticker price.

Test drive the VW Taos in Lee’s Summit today.

2022 VW Taos at-a-glance specs
Starting MSRP: $23,495
Engine/Powertrain: 1.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
Horsepower: 158
Torque: 184 lb-ft.
Fuel economy: 28 city/36 highway
Max towing capacity: not yet announced
Seating capacity: 5
Max cargo space: 65.9 cubic ft.

2022 VW Atlas – The Biggest VW SUV of the Bunch

You want to go big, right? Then the Volkswagen Atlas has you covered on all fronts. With a maximum cargo space of nearly 97 cubic feet, it provides more than enough room to pack in all your groceries, luggage, camping equipment, golf clubs, and then some. It also can seat up to seven people, which makes this the perfect SUV for larger families or a pack of pets. Carrying all that weight means you’re going to need more power under the hood, which is why the VW Atlas comes with a 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder or 3.6L V6 engine.

Test drive an Atlas at our Lee’s Summit Volkswagen dealership.

2022 VW Atlas at-a-glance-specs
Starting MSRP: $34,335
Engine/Powertrain: 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder or 3.6L V6
Horsepower: up to 276
Torque: up to 266 ft-lb.
Fuel economy: 21 city/25 highway
Max towing capacity: up to 5,000 lbs.
Seating capacity: 7
Max cargo space: 96.8 cubic ft.

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport – The Atlas, But Smaller and Sportier

Some people who test drive the VW Atlas feel like it’s a little bit too much SUV for their needs, which is exactly why we’re excited to be able to offer a slightly scaled down version in the VW Atlas Cross Sport. The crossover version offers less in cargo space and comes at a lower sticker price. However, the torque and horsepower metrics are the exact same as the standard Atlas. All that power with less curb weight makes for a more exciting driving experience.

Schedule a test drive at our Volkswagen dealership near you.

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport at-a-glance-specs
Starting MSRP: $33,635
Engine/Powertrain: 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder or 3.6L V6
Horsepower: up to 276
Torque: up to 266 ft-lb.
Fuel economy: 21 city/25 highway
Max towing capacity: up to 5,000 lbs.
Seating capacity: 5
Max cargo space: 77.8 cubic ft.

Ready to Test Drive a VW SUV? Visit Your Local Volkswagen Dealer at VW Lee’s Summit!

Now that you know more about the VW ID.4, the VW Atlas, and our other offerings in the SUV category – now comes the fun part – test driving. To get behind the wheel of any of these VW SUVs, all you need to do is pay a visit to your local Volkswagen dealer at VW Lee’s Summit.

We’re conveniently located at 2225 NE Independence Ave in Lee’s Summit. Contact us directly by phone at (816) 841-7252, or email us using the contact form on our website to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to answer your questions about these amazing SUVs.

Not in the market for a brand-new car? VW Lee’s Summit has you covered there, too!

As one of the leading used car dealerships near you in the Lee’s Summit area, we carry a variety of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. And we’re always running great specials on VW products and services in our specials section.

Are you a current VW owner in need of routine maintenance or service? Check in with the VW service center to make an appointment.

VW Lee’s Summit has everything you need in one convenient location.

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