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2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 96.8 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 235 - 276 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 5,000 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 200.7 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 78.3 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 40.6 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 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 Volkswagen Atlas than in the Volkswagen ID.4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Volkswagen Atlas and the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Volkswagen Atlas will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Atlas is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Volkswagen Atlas, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Volkswagen Atlas has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Atlas greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Volkswagen Atlas does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Utility
The Volkswagen Atlas offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Volkswagen Atlas, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen ID.4.