2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 

2023 Volkswagen Atlas

Which VW SUV is Right for You: The Atlas or Atlas Cross Sport?

The VW Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are two powerful and comfortable powerhouse crossovers from this brand. Both of these SUVs have a number of great virtues, as Volkswagen crossovers; both have lots of great technology to use, both come available with two different engine options and VW's own 4MOTION AWD, and both SUVs offer a number of high-tech safety features. However, these two SUVs also have a number of key differences, most notably in their sizes and seating options. Let us tell you all about the biggest differences between the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, so you can decide which is right for you.

You will find both of these top crossovers available at Prestige Volkswagen in Turnersville, NJ, conveniently located on Black Horse Pike, less than a 10-mile drive outside of Deptford Township, NJ.

Atlas Cross Sport Dashboard

Atlas Dashboard

Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport- Size and Interior

Arguably the biggest differences between these two VW SUVs are in their size and how many people they sit. The Atlas is currently the largest crossover from Volkswagen, measuring over 200 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 70.1 inches high. Atlas SUVs sit at a high ground clearance of 7.1 inches, or up to 7.5 inches with the available VR6 trim level. The Atlas seats up to seven passengers with well over 30 inches of legroom for each of the three rows to enjoy. Drivers who choose the Atlas enjoy more cargo space than they would with other three row SUVs, with 20.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row, 55.4 cubic feet behind the second row, and up to 96.8 cubic feet available with all seats folded in.

The Atlas Cross Sport is the smaller of the two SUVs, but a comfortable choice for five passengers. This SUV measures 195.5 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 67.8 inches high, with a more sloped roofline compared to its larger predecessor. The Atlas Cross Sport also features the same 7.1 inch ground clearance, with up to 7.5 inches available on select trims. This SUV is a great choice for hauling luggage and pet gear on a trip to Philadelphia, with up to 40.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second rows and up to 77.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space available with the rear seats folded in.

Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: Performance

Performance and engineering is one key area where these two SUVs find themselves evenly matched. Both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sort come standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder TSI® engine, generating 235-horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both also come available with a VR6 engine, which generates up to 276-horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. The engine options of both crossovers are constructed from lightweight aluminum alloy and feature auto start-stop technology to autonomously conserve fuel whenever stopped or idle.

If you need the utmost off-road savviness when taking on the streets in Sicklerville during the winter, you will find that both of these crossovers feature VW's own 4MOTION AWD which, when combined with the available VR6 engine, pushes the towing capacity of both crossovers to a maximum of 5,000 lbs.

Technology and Safety

While both remain consistent in their current designs, recent updates have seen the introduction of innovative new technologies to both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. Both of these SUVs come standard with a number of similar driver-assist technologies, which help to prevent accidents on the streets in Washington Township, NJ. Both of these crossovers come standard with Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert which use sensors to accurately assess your surroundings and can deploy countermeasures as needed to prevent accidents.

In terms of other standard features, both of these crossovers are well-equipped. The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport each come standard with VW's new Digital Cockpit, along with the Car-Net® and in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and LED exterior lighting. As an added bonus, the VW Atlas features standard rain-sensing windshield wipers, which spring into gear immediately when precipitation begins to fall. This wiper feature is available on select trims of the Atlas Cross Sport

Test Drive a VW SUV Today

The question remains- which is right for you? The VW Atlas Cross Sport gives you a lot more cargo space, the same great performance, and many of the same features as the Atlas, all for a slightly lower price. However, if you have a larger carpool and need the most seating options you can get your hands on, the Atlas might be the preferable choice for you. No matter which you choose, you will find both of these crossovers available for purchase or lease here at Prestige Volkswagen in Turnersville, PA. Schedule a test drive and visit us today to learn more!

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