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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

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2021 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $29,800 to $48,600
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2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $30,855 to $50,025
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Invoice* $29,770 to $46,364 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 193 - 310 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 - 4,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 78.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 in
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 GMC Acadia offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Acadia will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 GMC Acadia and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Acadia doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 GMC Acadia as you will in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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