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2021 Subaru Ascent vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$32,295 to $45,445
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $30,304 to $42,290 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 20 - 21 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
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
The Subaru Ascent offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent 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
The Subaru Ascent 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 Subaru Ascent 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. Both the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Ascent 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. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Ascent takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Subaru Ascent transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Handling
The Subaru Ascent has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Subaru Ascent will do just as well as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Subaru Ascent has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Subaru Ascent more than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Subaru Ascent has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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