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Compare 2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport

Compare 2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Overview

The Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport are the two largest SUVs that Volkswagen makes. They are also among the two biggest midsize crossovers on the American market. The Atlas is an excellent option for the driver who wants a third row of seating but not the cramped quarters of some midsize crossovers and not the size and environmental footprint of a full-size SUV. The Atlas Cross Sport is a different take on the same platform. It eschews some of the iconic boxiness for more a contemporary style and drops the third row of seating in order to open up additional cargo space. Those are the major differences between the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport and VW Atlas now available Ancira Volkswagen of San Antonio, but join as we compare the 2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport and take an even closer look.

San Antonio TX - 2021 Volkswagen Atlas's Overview

Exterior – Volkswagen Dealer serving San Antonio TX

The biggest difference between the standard Atlas and the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport is the aesthetic. Volkswagen SUVs tend to have boxier almost industrial designs, and that is certainly the case with the Atlas. While the Cross Sport is not a major departure, the sleeker design and sharper lines that are in vogue with crossovers are certainly prominent. When it comes to comparing the 2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport, the differences are not substantial. Both share a 117.3-inch wheelbase. The Atlas measures 198.3 inches in overall length—about 16.5 feet—and the Cross Sport is a bit shorter at 195.5 inches. The Atlas is also a bit taller—70.0 vs 67.8 inches—and a smidge less wide: 78.4 vs 78.3 inches.

San Antonio TX - 2021 Volkswagen Atlas's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Volkswagen Atlas in San Antonio TX

The Atlas is a three-row crossover with seating for seven. The 2021 Atlas Cross Sport, on the other hand, is a two-row crossover with seating for five. The Atlas offers about an inch more front headroom, but both are similar in front legroom with more than 41 inches. They both provide almost 38 inches of second-row legroom, and the Atlas provides almost 34 inches of third-row legroom. The Cross Sport boasts almost double the dedicated cargo space at about 40 cubic feet, but what is interesting is that the Atlas offers almost 20% more total available space if you have the option to fold the seating.

San Antonio TX - 2021 Volkswagen Atlas's Interior

Powertrain – Volkswagen Dealership in San Antonio TX

The powertrain options available at our Volkswagen dealership serving San Antonio Boerne New Braunfels are the same for both models. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is an option depending on the trim level. All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. There are two engines available depending on the trim level. The base engine is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 235 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The optional engine is a 3.6L V6—276 hp and 266 lb.-ft.—that can tow up to 5,000 pounds with proper equipment.

San Antonio TX - 2021 Volkswagen Atlas's Mechanical

Technology – 2021 Volkswagen Atlas dealer

You will not find many if any differences when it comes to technologies between these two vehicles. The base infotainment system includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera system, Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot and Volkswagen Car-Net. Standard driver-assistance technologies include forward collision mitigation and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection. The options are the same as well, including adaptive headlamps, smart cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure mitigation and a 360-degree camera system.

Trim Levels

Since these vehicles share the same platform, you will find that the trim levels available for both at our Volkswagen dealership serving San Antonio Boerne New Braunfels are quite similar. There are three core trim levels. The S is the base trim. The SE is the up-level trim, and the SEL is the well-equipped trim. Volkswagen uses the R-Line designation to refer to its appearance packages, and the 2021 VW Atlas gives you an SE R-Line option that is not available with the Cross Sport. Both models, however, give you three alternatives to the standard SEL package: SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line.

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Ancira Volkswagen of San Antonio has both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport in all configurations, and you can test-drive them at your convenience by visiting our dealership. Our VW pros serving San Antonio Boerne New Braunfels are also available to help you by phone and via email and text. If you prefer to shop online, our site offers numerous tools, including live chat and financing preapproval!


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