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2022 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $33,700 to $53,400
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 205.9 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 41.4 - 42.8 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in

*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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Traverse or the Volkswagen Atlas, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

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.