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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$31,545 to $50,725
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $30,251 to $48,617 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 16 - 21 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 22 - 24 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 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. 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 Volvo XC40 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Atlas has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC40, so they both maneuver the same 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.

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.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Atlas comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC40.