Volkswagen Atlas vs Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2024 Volkswagen Atlas
2024 Volkswagen Atlas
$37,995MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas
$37,995MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$37,995

MSRP

$36,985

Average price

$28,169

Average price

$30,557

Listings

9406

Listings

9258
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Spacious third row
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ride quality
  • Troublesome haptic controls
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ride quality

Reviews Summary

Launched for the 2018 model year, the Volkswagen Atlas is engineered specifically for the United States market. It's a three-row midsize crossover SUV, big for a VW, but targeting a popular market segment that already includes the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Ascent, and Toyota Highlander. To keep up in such a competitive segment, the Atlas gets a major refresh for the 2024 model year.

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas is essentially the same vehicle as before, but it gets key updates like different styling and more standard features. It also loses its six-cylinder engine option, but the remaining turbocharged four-cylinder engine gets more horsepower and torque.

The 2024 Atlas lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels, plus a new-for-2024 Peak Edition treatment available on the SE with Technology and SEL trim levels. For this review, we tested an Atlas SEL Premium R-Line, representing the top of the range.

Reviews Summary

Volkswagen's efforts to grow its appeal in the United States have developed over a long process of trial and error, but VW showed it finally understood American tastes when it launched the Atlas three-row crossover SUV. And because not everyone needs three rows, VW followed up the standard Atlas with the two-row Cross Sport for the 2020 model year. Both versions get a significant refresh for 2024.

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gets most of the same updates as its three-row sibling, including different styling, more standard features, and the discontinuation of its six-cylinder engine option in favor of a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. These changes are aimed at making the Cross Sport more competitive against other midsize crossovers like the Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Pilot, the aged Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, and the more truck-like Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2024 Atlas Cross Sport lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels. We drove the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 269 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 269 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

MPG City

20

MPG City

20

MPG Highway

27

MPG Highway

27
2024 Volkswagen Atlas
2024 Volkswagen Atlas
$37,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen Atlas
$37,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$36,985MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$37,995
$36,985
Average price
$28,169
$30,557
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.8
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.0 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Spacious third row
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ride quality
  • Troublesome haptic controls
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Poor ride quality
Summary

Launched for the 2018 model year, the Volkswagen Atlas is engineered specifically for the United States market. It's a three-row midsize crossover SUV, big for a VW, but targeting a popular market segment that already includes the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Ascent, and Toyota Highlander. To keep up in such a competitive segment, the Atlas gets a major refresh for the 2024 model year.

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas is essentially the same vehicle as before, but it gets key updates like different styling and more standard features. It also loses its six-cylinder engine option, but the remaining turbocharged four-cylinder engine gets more horsepower and torque.

The 2024 Atlas lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels, plus a new-for-2024 Peak Edition treatment available on the SE with Technology and SEL trim levels. For this review, we tested an Atlas SEL Premium R-Line, representing the top of the range.

Volkswagen's efforts to grow its appeal in the United States have developed over a long process of trial and error, but VW showed it finally understood American tastes when it launched the Atlas three-row crossover SUV. And because not everyone needs three rows, VW followed up the standard Atlas with the two-row Cross Sport for the 2020 model year. Both versions get a significant refresh for 2024.

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gets most of the same updates as its three-row sibling, including different styling, more standard features, and the discontinuation of its six-cylinder engine option in favor of a more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. These changes are aimed at making the Cross Sport more competitive against other midsize crossovers like the Chevrolet Blazer and Honda Pilot, the aged Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, and the more truck-like Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The 2024 Atlas Cross Sport lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels. We drove the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 269 hp I4
2.0L 269 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
MPG City
20
20
MPG Highway
27
27
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