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2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi
Q5

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$43,300
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $40,703 to $40,704 $30,251 to $48,617
MPG - City 22 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q5 than the Volkswagen Atlas. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Atlas.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Atlas have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Atlas are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Atlas, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Volkswagen Atlas, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Audi Q5. The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
The Audi Q5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas.