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2022 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2022 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Toyota
4Runner

MSRP*: $38,105 to $52,920
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 16 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 88.8 - 89.7 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 190.2 - 191.3 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 32.9 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 38.6 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 Toyota 4Runner, 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 Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota 4Runner as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas, 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 Toyota 4Runner is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Handling
The Toyota 4Runner has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Toyota 4Runner will do just as well as the Volkswagen Atlas, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Toyota 4Runner and the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota 4Runner transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Toyota 4Runner offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Toyota 4Runner has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.