2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Are you looking for a large crossover that will help your family work hard during the week and play harder on the weekend? There are several models on the market to choose from—including newcomer 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This all-new vehicle will be arriving here at Douglas Volkswagen in the *next few weeks, and it has already been lauded by critics and experts that it is worth the wait. However, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will be up against several top-selling competitors like the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Let us offer a comparison between these two models so that you are aware of some key differences.

Although the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe can fit six to seven passengers like the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, it is only 193.1 inches long and offers a 13.5 / 40.9 / 80.0-cubic foot cargo space. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is longer at 198.3 inches and has a cargo space range of 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet. Unlike most crossovers with third-row seating, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers easy entering/exiting thanks to the second-row seats having innovative fold-and-slide mechanisms.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC

3.6L V6 DOHC
Engine Options 3.3L V6 DOHC
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds
6 to 7 Seating Capacity 6 to 7
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 13.5 / 40.9 / 80.0 cubic feet

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Choices and Specs

One of the best things about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is that it is available with two engines (the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe only has one engine option). These two engines are built with German ingenuity and high standards in quality, so you will enjoy top-notch performance and reliability. The engine options include:

  • 235 horsepower 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC (2,000-pound towing capacity)

  • 276 horsepower 3.6L V6 DOHC (2,000 to 5,000-pound towing capacity)

To learn more about our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison, please contact our dealership.

*Please note that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is expected to arrive at Douglas Volkswagen in May 2017.

Front dash of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
Interior seating in 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving along seaside highway
2018 Volkswagen Atlas in Kurkuma Yellow Metallic

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