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2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2021 Buick Envision

2021 Buick
Envision

MSRP*: $31,800 to $42,200
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $30,855 to $50,025
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Invoice* $30,337 to $40,259 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 52.7 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 228 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.5 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 78.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Buick Envision offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Envision, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Buick Envision, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Envision will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Buick Envision and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Buick Envision has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is clearly the choice over the Buick Envision for pulling heavy loads. The Buick Envision has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Envision doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Envision and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Buick Envision has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Envision is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.