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2023 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2023 Jeep Wrangler

2023 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $31,195 to $82,495
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2023 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $34,460 to $51,625
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MPG - City 13 - 21 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 25 MPG 24 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 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 - 470 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 41.7 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

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler than in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Jeep Wrangler will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Jeep Wrangler is somewhat more expensive than 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 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 Jeep Wrangler for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Wrangler and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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.