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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 17 - 18 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
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 Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Cross Sport.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse 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 Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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