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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$32,400 to $73,500
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $31,815 to $69,390 $30,251 to $48,646
MPG - City 13 - 21 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 17 - 24 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Volkswagen Atlas. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). Whether you pick the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or the Volkswagen Atlas, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Unlimited is much higher than that for 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.

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

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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.

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.

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