2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

Finding the right vehicle for your family can be a tough one when there are so many options out there. Depending on your needs, an SUV may be the perfect choice to fit the whole family. Volkswagen has a few different SUVs to choose from including the recently released Atlas, a 3-rowed SUV that perfectly combines space and technology to create a vehicle that has as much utility as it does smarts. With the new Atlas, you'll never have to compromise when it comes to comfort and convenience.

To give you a better understanding of how the new Volkswagen Atlas stacks up against the competition, we've compared it to another popular SUV on the market, the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Take a look at our comparison below and see which SUV is right for you and your family!

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Toyota Highlander
$31,425 Starting MSRP (USD) $30,630
7 Seating Capacity 8
96.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 83.7 Cubic Feet
Yes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Standard No

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While both of these vehicles are impressive, we think the Volkswagen offers a little more in terms of power, technology, and features. Each vehicle comes available with a 3.6L V6 engine that has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. However, only the base engine on the Atlas come standardly paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode, unlike the Highlander's base engine which comes standard with 6-speed transmission. All-Wheel Drive is also found as an available feature on each model, but only the 4MOTION AWD system found on the Atlas has Drive Mode Select which allows you to customize your drive depending on the terrain.

In the technology department, the Atlas really shines. For example, all Atlas trims come standard with Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy access to your smartphone's navigation, apps, music, and more. The new Highlander does come with Entune Audio, however, its touchscreen is smaller and does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto capabilities. The Atlas also comes available with a 12.3-inch digital cockpit that has customizable options for your perfect vehicle monitoring system.

Want to see the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas for yourself? Then grab the family and stop by York Volkswagen for a test drive today!

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Cabin Space
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Bumper
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Grille

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