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2020 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Dodge
Durango

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$30,795 to $62,995
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $30,502 to $61,496 $30,251 to $48,646
MPG - City 13 - 19 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 - 26 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7
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 Dodge Durango offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Durango.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Dodge Durango, 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 Dodge Durango or the Volkswagen Atlas, 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 Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Durango is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Dodge Durango takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Atlas for pulling heavy loads. The Dodge Durango has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Dodge Durango has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Dodge Durango has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Durango is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas.