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2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2022 Genesis GV70

2022 Genesis
GV70

MSRP*: $41,000 to $52,600
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $31,545 to $50,725
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Invoice* $38,770 to $49,732 $30,251 to $48,646
MPG - City Info not available 16 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 22 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 56.9 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.6 in 198.3 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Atlas than in the Genesis GV70, due to its greater 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 Genesis GV70.

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 Genesis GV70 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. Both the Genesis GV70 and the Volkswagen Atlas have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis GV70 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 Genesis GV70, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Handling
The Genesis GV70 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 Genesis GV70 for pulling heavy loads. The Genesis GV70 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Genesis GV70 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Genesis GV70 has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Genesis GV70 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis GV70 than that of the Volkswagen Atlas.