2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Review

Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas

2024 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $37,995 to $52,890
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MPG - City Info not available 18 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 24 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 63.1 - 63.2 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 269-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 302 hp 269 hp
Towing Capacity 2,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 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 Toyota RAV4 Prime offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable 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 RAV4 Prime.

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 Toyota RAV4 Prime will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota RAV4 Prime 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 RAV4 Prime, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 Prime has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas, allowing you to much 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 RAV4 Prime for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Powertrain
The Toyota RAV4 Prime has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Atlas, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Toyota RAV4 Prime has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.