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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$30,545 to $49,795
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $29,292 to $47,754 $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 5 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 Cross Sport than in the Volvo XC40. The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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
The Volvo XC40 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Cross Sport 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 Cross Sport and the Volvo XC40 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Cross Sport, 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 Cross Sport transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Cross Sport is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and the Volvo XC40. With the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

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