Compare The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas


Compare New SUVs with the Volkswagen Atlas for Sale in Sunnyvale, CA

Drivers have a lot of options when it comes to buying a new vehicle, and the mid-size SUV class is especially packed with terrific models to consider. Well, we believe that our Volkswagen mid-size SUVs stand up to any competition, and we're ready to prove that with the new Volkswagen Atlas in Sunnyvale. The new Volkswagen Atlas is a family-friendly SUV thanks to its cabin design and safety measures, but it provides a fun driving experience and style that you don't normally get from models in this class.

Again, we know that the mid-size SUV class is competitive, but we compare the Volkswagen Atlas with the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Kia Telluride below to highlight what makes this new Volkswagen SUV for sale near San Jose, CA different. Keep reading to see if the new Volkswagen Atlas is the right SUV for you!

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Toyota Highlander

These SUVs are smart options for families that want capability and style, but the Volkswagen Atlas comes out on top in areas such as affordability and personalization. Other Atlas benefits include:

  • Both of these mid-size SUVs offer a V6 engine, and you'll find more torque in the Volkswagen Atlas, which is sure to help when towing trailers, boats, and more.
  • The large cabin of the Volkswagen Atlas includes much more cargo space than the Toyota Highlander. That's true with all seats up or with the rear rows folded down, which is where the Volkswagen Atlas offers 96.8 cubic feet of max cargo space, while the Toyota Highlander maxes out at 84.3 cubic feet.
  • Drivers want safety, but we've noticed that it's more important to those buying three-row SUVs that will be transporting kids. Well, the new Volkswagen Atlas has the safety measures that you want, including a standard blind-spot monitor, which is not standard in the new Toyota Highlander.

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot

These SUVs again share some similarities, but it's the small details of the new Volkswagen Atlas that give it an advantage over the Honda Pilot, especially if you're looking for convenience.

  • Every new Volkswagen Atlas for sale near Santa Clara, CA comes with an infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. More drivers are relying on these systems to safely use a variety of smartphone functions while driving, but you won't find these features standard on the new Honda Pilot.
  • The engineering of the Volkswagen Atlas help make it a large SUV that you want to drive, and that shows when comparing to the Pilot as the new Atlas has a longer wheelbase but tighter turning radius than the new Honda SUV.
  • The new Volkswagen Atlas brings with it innovation sure to excite drivers that want an easier time on the road. With features like the Digital Cockpit, standard blind-spot monitoring, and a semi-autonomous driving system, the Volkswagen Atlas offers a modern SUV. The Honda Pilot makes blind-spot monitoring available on some trims, and it doesn't offer similar features as those we mentioned.

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Kia Telluride

These models are both some of the more recent additions to their respective car brand's lineups, so you can expect smart features and engineering from both. Of course, the Volkswagen Atlas offers Palo Alto, CA drivers a bit more, such as:

  • Both of these SUVs are for families that want to explore, but the Volkswagen Atlas makes it easier with a V6 engine offering more torque than the lone engine available in the new Kia Telluride.
  • These mid-size SUVs have similar size on the outside, but the Volkswagen Atlas offers advantages in areas such as headroom for all three rows, third-row legroom, and the width of the second row. The Volkswagen Atlas is also ready to hold more gear as it has nearly 10 cubic feet more of max cargo space than the new Kia Telluride.
  • The Volkswagen Atlas is the more affordable of these SUVs, but that doesn't stop it from coming with items like LED headlights that aren't standard in the Kia Telluride. And, the Volkswagen Atlas has features, such as the semi-autonomous driving system, not available in the new Kia SUV.

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Subaru Ascent

With three rows of seating and plenty of space for a family, both the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas appear to have a lot in common. But dive a little deeper, as we have, and you'll find a variety of ways in which our Atlas comes out ahead. If you're torn between these two SUVs and which is the right fit for your family, read on.

  • Protecting your family on road trips long and short from the Palo Alto, CA area has never been easier, thanks to the new Volkswagen Atlas and its comprehensive list of advanced safety features. The Atlas comes with a blind-spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alert system, and more as standard equipment on every trim level, while these features are listed as available only on upper trims for the Subaru Ascent.
  • With an annual average of zero inches of snow here in the Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose, CA area, all-wheel drive, while a nice addition, isn't something drivers find they need all the time. But the Subaru Ascent doesn't give you the option. It comes with it whether you want it or not. Volkswagen understands that drivers like options and they deliver with the Atlas and its assortment of configuration choices.
  • Need room for a lot of cargo? The Volkswagen Atlas can help. Whether you have a week's worth of groceries or camping gear for the weekend, the Atlas can help you carry more of the gear you need than the Subaru Ascent. Look for more than 20 cubic feet of space in the VW model, and just 17 cubic feet of cargo room in the Subaru.
  • With more power and more options, the Volkswagen Atlas has more of what drivers want, including an optional, upgraded V6 engine that's available on select trims. The Ascent has no other engine options and drivers have no other choices for how they want their SUV powered.

Volkswagen Atlas vs. Mazda CX-9

Seating for seven is a standard feature in both of these SUVs, which also deliver the features and spaciousness drivers want. But from cargo space to power, you'll find that the Volkswagen Atlas delivers more of the things you want over the competing Mazda CX-9.

  • Whether you and the family are hitting the road for a long trip to visit relatives, or you're just heading across town in Santa Clara, CA, the VW Atlas has more room in the rear cargo hold for all your important gear. With all three rows of seats in place, the Atlas can accommodate 20.6 cubic feet of cargo, compared to just 14.4 cubic feet of space available in the CX-9. Both SUVs also have seats that fold to expand the cargo area, but the Volkswagen still comes out ahead.
  • While the Volkswagen Atlas comes in your pick of two great engines, including a robust V6 with 276 horsepower available, the Mazda CX-9 has just one engine and no alternatives. Not only that, but this sole CX-9 powertrain has less output and less horsepower than both Volkswagen Atlas options.
  • Side to side and front to back, you and your passengers will be more comfortable in the Volkswagen Atlas than in the Mazda CX-9. Our VW SUV has extra inches of headroom, shoulder room, elbow room, and legroom in all areas, maximizing interior space better and allowing more room to stretch out inside the cabin.
  • When it comes to protecting your automotive investment for the long haul, VW will be there for you longer than Mazda. Volkswagen puts a lot of quality and attention into their vehicles, and they back the Atlas with a basic warranty that covers you for a nice 4 years or 50,000 miles, while the Mazda gets basic warranty coverage of just 3 years or 36,000 miles.


Visit Us If You've Decided That the Volkswagen Atlas Suits You

These are strong competitors, but we hope that the info above shows why the roomy, value-packed Volkswagen Atlas is attracting more and more drivers craving a stylish three-row SUV. If you have any questions about this Volkswagen Atlas comparison or the ways in which our Sunnyvale Volkswagen dealership can help you, be sure to reach out to us today!

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