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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2022 Audi Q5

2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $43,300 to $50,100
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 23 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Atlas than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, 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 Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Volkswagen Atlas, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Audi Q5. The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Volkswagen Atlas are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.