2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs Dodge Durango

In the market for a family-friendly SUV? See how the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas stacks up against its competitors!

Got a growing family but don't want to make the move to a big, bulky, and frankly uncool minivan? If so, you may just want to consider a three-row SUV like the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Capacious yet capable, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is one of the newest VW models on our showroom floor here at Sunnyvale Volkswagen, but it's fast becoming our most popular.

However, we realize that when it comes to finding your family's next vehicle, it's important to do your due diligence. So, to help you explore the features of this bold new VW SUV and show you how it compares to the competition, we've pitted our 2019 Volkswagen Atlas against a close segment rival, the Dodge Durango.


Now, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and Dodge Durango may be similar in size but take a peek inside and you'll see these two SUVs are vastly different. For one thing, the Volkswagen Atlas features standard seating for up to seven passengers, while the Dodge Durango…doesn't.

Yes, that's right folks, the Dodge Durango only features standard seating for up to five passengers in its base SXT trim. If you want those extra seats to match the capacity of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas with the Dodge Durango, you'll have to roughly shell out a whopping $4,000 on top of its base price.



Now, this dovetails neatly into our next comparison point, which is cost. If you're anything like many of the families we serve here at Volkswagen Sunnyvale, then saving money is important to you. Fortunately, a seven-seater 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has a competitive base MSRP of $30,895. On the other hand, if you want to get a Dodge Durango with seven seats, you'll pay a premium price of roughly $34,190 MSRP, which makes the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas a much more budget-friendly option.


Fuel Economy

Spend a lot of time on the streets San Jose and Santa Clara, CA? If so, you know that city driving can wreak havoc on your car's fuel economy. Fortunately, when it comes to saving on gas in city driving, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas excels, achieving up to 20 mpg when properly equipped. By comparison, you'll be spending a lot more time and money at the gas pump if you opt for the Dodge Durango, as it only gets up to 19 mpg in the city.


Cargo Space

If you lead an active lifestyle as many Sunnyvale drivers do, you know just how important it is to have space for all the stuff you want to tote along. Fortunately, with up to 96.8 cubic-feet of cargo space available, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas can hold everything from beach blankets and boogie boards to coolers and camping tents, making it a great SUV for outdoor activities. The Dodge Durango, on the other hand, tops out its cargo capacity at just 85.1 cubic-feet.

Still not convinced? Try out the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas for yourself at Sunnyvale Volkswagen

Now, we could go on and on about how the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas outclasses competitors like the Dodge Durango, but we're confident that once you've seen this three-row SUV for yourself, you'll see just what makes it so appealing. So, if you're ready to find your family's next SUV, drop by our Volkswagen dealership here in Sunnyvale, CA to browse our selection of new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs for sale, speak with our Volkswagen sales associates about our latest Volkswagen financing options, and take a test drive today!