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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $30,855 to $50,025
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Invoice* $28,370 to $40,839 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 285-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 8-Speed A/T, M/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 285 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 78.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 in
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
The Jeep Wrangler offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler 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
The Jeep Wrangler requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Jeep Wrangler 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler 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. The Jeep Wrangler is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is clearly the choice over the Jeep Wrangler for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Wrangler and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Wrangler and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Jeep Wrangler has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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