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2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Review

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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $33,475 to $50,645
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Picture of the 2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $34,100 to $41,850
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MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 96.8 ft3 47.2 ft3
Engine 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 187-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 252-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 235 - 276 hp 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 200.7 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 73.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in

*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 Volkswagen Atlas than in the Volvo XC40. 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 Volvo XC40.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Atlas as you will with the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Atlas is much wider than the Volvo XC40, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Volkswagen Atlas, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Volkswagen Atlas has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Atlas greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volkswagen Atlas transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
The Volkswagen Atlas offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Volkswagen Atlas, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.