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2022 GMC Acadia vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2022 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $34,800 to $48,600
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $33,475 to $50,645
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MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 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 228 - 310 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 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 GMC Acadia offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Atlas. 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 GMC Acadia.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the GMC Acadia, 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 GMC Acadia or the Volkswagen Atlas, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The GMC Acadia is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The GMC Acadia has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Acadia does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia than that of the Volkswagen Atlas.