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2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,555 to $51,460
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 35 - 36 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 243 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Volkswagen Atlas. The Volkswagen Atlas offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with 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). The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Atlas, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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