VW Atlas vs VW Atlas Cross Sport

November 21st, 2021 by

volkswagen atlas vs cross sport

Sizing Up Two Varieties of the Volkswagen Atlas

What’s better than seeing one Volkswagen Atlas for sale? Seeing two!

That’s the exact situation here at VW Clear Lake. We have both the 2022 VW Atlas and the2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport coming in hot right off the assembly line. With the holidays kicking into high gear, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself and your family to a brand-new VW SUV. With all the safety and convenience features the Atlas packs, you really can’t go wrong with either one.

So, what are the main differences between these twoVW SUVs? Let’s break them down with a side-by-side comparison.

VW Atlas vs. VW Atlas Cross Sport Specs, Dimensions, and Performance Info

To kick things off, let’s start with a comparison of the main specs between the VW Atlas and the VW Atlas Cross Sport. We can then dig a little deeper on how these two VW SUVs are different from each other.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas

Starting MSRP (base trim): $34,670
Fuel economy (base trim): 18 city/24 highway
Engine type: SE 2.0L Turbo 8-speed Auto with Tiptronic
Horsepower: 276 hp
Torque: 266 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 7
Passenger volume: 154.0 cubic ft.
Cargo volume: 20.6 (volume behind 3rd row) / 55.5 (volume behind 2nd row) / 96.8 (volume behind 1st row) cubic ft.
Wheelbase: 117.3 in.
Length: 200.7 in.
Height: 70.1 in.
Curb weight: 4,262 lbs.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Starting MSRP (base trim): $32,775
Fuel economy (base trim): 20 city/24 highway
Engine type: SE 2.0L Turbo 8-speed Auto with Tiptronic
Horsepower: 235 hp
Torque: 258 Lb-ft.
Seating capacity: 5
Passenger volume: 112.0 cubic ft.
Cargo volume: 40.3 (volume behind 2nd row) / 77.8 (volume behind 1st row) cubic ft.
Wheelbase: 117.3 in.
Length: 195.5 in.
Height: 67.8 in.
Curb weight: 4,123 lbs.

The Main Takeaways When Considering the Volkswagen Atlas

As you can see, the VW Atlas in the VW Atlas Cross Sport are by no means the same VW SUV.

Perhaps the biggest difference between these two vehicles is the physical size and space within the interior. If you have a large family dynamic or find yourself going on big camping trips, then the standard Volkswagen Atlas and its ability to seat up to seven people is going to be the VW SUV for you. However, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is no slouch in the storage department at nearly 78 cubic ft. of room. It’s a choice between having a lot of storage and having a LOT of storage.

Price, of course, is always a factor. The VW Atlas Cross Sport edges out the VW Atlas on sticker price…but just barely. Where the VW Atlas Cross Sport wins big is on fuel economy, which is where you’re going to save most of your money for the life of the vehicle. If those high prices at the pump are a concern to you, the VW Atlas Cross Sport is the way to go.

Finally, there’s performance to consider. You probably already noticed the VW Atlas has far more in the torque and horsepower department than the VW Atlas Cross Sport. You can expect a little more get-up-and-go when driving the VW Atlas…perfect for taking on even the toughest of Texas roads.

Volkswagen Atlas Safety and Convenience Features

Although the two Atlas models have a few differences by way of size, performance, and price, where they run neck-and-neck is in the features department. No matter which VW SUV that you choose, you can count on getting the latest in safety and convenience features with both vehicles.

Safety features such as blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic warning, and forward collision warning with mitigation come standard on the VW Atlas and the VW Atlas Cross Sport. Both Atlas models pack a ton in infotainment with touchscreen receivers, Hi-Fi stereo system, and a fully digitalized instrument cluster.

As with any VW vehicle, the higher the trim level you select, the more features you can expect. If you were to go with the highest trim level for either vehicle, your stereo would be upgraded to a 12-speaker Fender system.

Carefree Coverage for Your Brand-New Volkswagen Atlas

No matter which VW SUV that you choose, you can count on your 2021 VW Atlas being fully covered under our Carefree Coverage plan. This applies to all 2021 and 2022 VW models. It breaks down as follows

2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
5 yrs. Access – Car-Net Remote Access

In the event that you need VW parts or service, you can simply reach out to the VW service center at the VW Clear Lake dealership. Your Carefree Coverage will appear in our records, making the process simple and easy.

Reserve Your Volkswagen SUV for Sale Today!

Now that you know some of the key differences between the VW Atlas and the VW Atlas Cross Sport, the next step is to reserve one so that you can take it for a test spin. The only way to truly get to know one of these vehicles is by getting behind the wheel and trying them out for yourself.

Shop today at the Volkswagen Clear Lake dealership to get VIP Access to our pipeline of incoming vehicles and reserve the Atlas that fits your lifestyle.

We are conveniently located at 15100 Gulf Fwy. in Houston. Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about any VW SUV, and be sure to check out our specials for great deals on VW vehicles.

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