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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $30,251 to $48,617
MPG - City 17 - 18 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Chevrolet Traverse 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 Chevrolet Traverse and the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

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 Chevrolet Traverse 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 Chevrolet Traverse is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chevrolet Traverse as you will in the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas.