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2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2022 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $33,635 to $50,805
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MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 24 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 96.8 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-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 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 235 - 276 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 200.7 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 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
The Volkswagen Atlas offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Atlas as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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). Whether you pick the Volkswagen Atlas or the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Atlas is about the same width as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volkswagen Atlas, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Handling
The Volkswagen Atlas has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Volkswagen Atlas and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Volkswagen Atlas offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Volkswagen Atlas has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.