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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 GMC Acadia Review

New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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New 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*
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$31,545 to $50,725
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$29,800 to $48,300
Invoice* $30,251 to $48,646 $29,770 to $46,078
MPG - City 16 - 21 19 - 22
MPG - Hwy 22 - 24 26 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Volkswagen Atlas than the GMC Acadia. The Volkswagen Atlas will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the GMC Acadia.

Convenience
With the GMC Acadia, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Atlas, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volkswagen Atlas is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Acadia. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Atlas carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Acadia.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Atlas is much wider than the GMC Acadia, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volkswagen Atlas, which is slightly longer than the GMC Acadia.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volkswagen Atlas transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the GMC Acadia.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The Volkswagen Atlas has a little less horsepower than the GMC Acadia.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Atlas and the GMC Acadia. The Volkswagen Atlas has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the GMC Acadia.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Volkswagen Atlas than that of the GMC Acadia.