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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$31,545 to $50,725
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $30,251 to $48,646 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 16 - 21 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 22 - 24 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Volkswagen Atlas offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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

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

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Atlas 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 Volkswagen Atlas will do just as well as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Volkswagen Atlas and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
The Volkswagen Atlas offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Volkswagen Atlas has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Atlas comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.