2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Cross Sport

2024 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $36,985 to $51,880
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MPG - City Info not available 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.1 - 63.2 ft3 77.8 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 195.5 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Toyota RAV4 Prime than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota RAV4 Prime and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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). Whether you pick the Toyota RAV4 Prime or the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota RAV4 Prime is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Cross Sport.

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 Prime has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Cross Sport.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota RAV4 Prime and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.