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2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2022 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $34,045 to $79,595
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 13 - 21 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 24 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 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 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Volkswagen Atlas. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Volkswagen Atlas.

Convenience
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, 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). The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

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

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