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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $50,200
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $35,022 to $46,025 $30,251 to $48,617
MPG - City 35 - 36 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Atlas.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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. The Destination Charge for the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Atlas, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas.