Toyota Highlander vs Volkswagen Atlas Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,685
Invoice
$33,493
Average Price Paid
$36,627
102 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD
MSRP
$33,445
Invoice
$32,075
Average Price Paid
$32,487
59 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$37,357
Good Price
$35,184
Great Price
$33,941
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD
Fair Price
$32,997
Good Price
$31,409
Great Price
$30,501

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,340
5 listings nationwide

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,808
15 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Toyota hardly needs any help selling three-row Highlanders. It already sits close to the top of the sales charts for its segment, and few vehicles carry the name recognition as the Hig...

2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Introduced for the 2018 model year, the Atlas is Volkswagen's latest attempt to win over American buyers. Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the VW Atlas competes in the three-row crosso...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
20
Guru9XQB87 writes:
Enjoying it
Handling Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD worse.
"it has tighter steering"
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD better.
"I like the body style more"
Cbunn123 writes:
Goid
Power Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"Good "
Handling Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse better.
"Goid"
20
EDDIE writes:
Family Car Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD worse.
"It bigger"
Value Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"Both are very good and dependable vehicles so its a toss up for me"
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD
30
Carla writes:
Overall vw did a good job on the Atlas but there is still much work to do to make it better and to make it num...
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 7-Passenger AWD better.
"Everything about this car is class and beauty..but the VW says budget and a little beauty."
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 7-Passenger AWD worse.
"Because I have not won the lottery yet to be able to afford the Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 7-awd"

Specs

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
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Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
9.6:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 41 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 20.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs 1,080 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 200.7 in
Width 76 in 78.4 in
Height 68.1 in 70.1 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 117.3 in

Available Options

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Mat Package (TMS)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1000) (Set)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1010) (Set)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package #3 (TMS)
  • Running Boards (RB1100) (Set)
  • Running Boards (RB1200) (Set)
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Kit (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Wheels: 20" Black Gloss (Set)
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S 4Motion AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Accessory Towing Kit
  • Atlas Adventure Package
  • MDO Package (Bench Seat)
  • Side Steps (Set Of 2)

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