2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas | NewCars.com

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,000 to $46,010
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City Info not available 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 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
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable head- and legroom. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid 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 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Atlas, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.