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2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2021 Cadillac
XT4

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2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$35,795 to $42,495
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $34,005 to $40,370 $30,251 to $48,646
MPG - City 22 - 24 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 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** ***** *****
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 Cadillac XT4 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Cadillac XT4 and the Volkswagen Atlas.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT4 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac XT4 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The Destination Charge for the Cadillac XT4 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac XT4 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 Cadillac XT4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac XT4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Atlas.

Handling
The Cadillac XT4 has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Atlas, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT4 for pulling heavy loads. The Cadillac XT4 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Cadillac XT4 has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Cadillac XT4 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
The Cadillac XT4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas.