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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
MSRP
$35,340
Invoice
$32,265
Average Price Paid
$31,968
1,502 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
MSRP
$30,895
Invoice
$29,628
Average Price Paid
$26,628
679 listings nationwide

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

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Fair Price
$33,000
Good Price
$31,125
Great Price
$30,054
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Fair Price
$27,400
Good Price
$25,951
Great Price
$25,122

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,571
56 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
7 GOOD deals

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,023
15 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Thom Blackett Preview:

Introduced in 2000, the Toyota Highlander underwent its most recent update for 2017. This popular 3-row crossover enters 2019 mostly unchanged, with the exception of a few exterior twe...

2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen’s 3-row Atlas SUV is a core part of the brand’s strategy to reclaim a wholesome image. Volkswagen introduced this family-friendly vehicle in 2018. It carries over unchanged....

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

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
20
writes:
Acceleration is not bad, but the cx9 is more responsive and enjoyable to drive
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD better.
"I drove both before ending up to cx9."
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD better.
"I drove it both before ending up to cx9."
Value Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"Smoothness and handling performance."
Value Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD worse.
"Practicality, highlander is better when it comes to family suv. Cos of its cargo capacity and space on its 3rd row."
80
writes:
Drove good,not much storage space with 3rd seat up .carpet tends to get mashed up below right drivers foot at ...
30
writes:
I’m sold on this SUV. Couldn’t be better!
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
60
writes:
Even though has little less hp it still has plenty of power. The easiest SUV drive handling I have experienced...
230
writes:
I wanted to like it. I almost bought it. I love the size. The handling is good. The power is ok, but there...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring 7-Passenger AWD worse.
"The Subaru has a lot of cargo capacity but the Atlas is the clear winner here."
Family Car Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent Touring 7-Passenger AWD better.
"Luxury. Ergonomics. Handling. Performance. Offroad. Ride. Amazing ride and so quiet. Build-quality. Design."
writes:
Lots of space in all three rows and for cargo. Felt larger to drive than it is. Steering a little twitchy

Specs

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 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
10.8:1
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 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 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
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 44.2 in 45.1 in
Back Legroom 38.4 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 20.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,370 lbs 1,213 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.5 in 198.3 in
Width 75.8 in 78.3 in
Height 68.1 in 70 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 117.3 in

Available Options

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Option Packages

  • Protection Package #3
  • Euro Running Boards
  • On-Board Vacuum
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (XF210)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Front Bumper (XF110)
  • Protection Package #1
  • Running Boards
  • Toyoguard Platinum
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package
  • Tow Hitch Receiver And Trailer Wire Harness
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2.0T S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Side Steps (Set Of 2)
  • Accessory Towing Kit

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