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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$37,800 to $52,800
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $35,532 to $49,632 $30,251 to $48,646
MPG - City 19 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Land Rover Discovery Sport than the Volkswagen Atlas. The Volkswagen Atlas will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Land Rover Discovery Sport as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas, 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas. 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volkswagen Atlas have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Discovery Sport 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport, 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volkswagen Atlas are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Land Rover Discovery Sport 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Land Rover Discovery Sport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
The Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas.