2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Toyota Highlander
If you are in the market for a new crossover/SUV, then you certainly have your work cut out for you. There are many larger crossovers available to suit your family’s needs—including the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. We are excited for this new crossover to *arrive at our dealership in the next couple of weeks, but we know that it will be entering a competitive market. Let us share some key differences between the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2017 Toyota Highlander—a vehicle that we predict will be a top competitor.
Although the 2017 Toyota Highlander is able to accommodate up to seven passengers when outfitted with a third row of seats, it is shorter than the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas at 192.5 inches. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is 198.3 inches and offers a more spacious 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8-cubic foot cargo volume. Up to seven passengers can fit in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas very comfortably, and the second-row seats feature easy fold-and-slide mechanisms for easy entering and exiting for third-row passengers.
|2018 Volkswagen Atlas||VS||2017 Toyota Highlander|
2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC3.6L V6 DOHC
2.7L 4-cylinder DOHC with Dual VVT-i
3.5L V6 DOHCHybrid 3.5L V6 DOHC
|2,000 to 5,000 pounds||Towing Capacity||1,500 to 5,000 pounds|
|6 to 7||Seating Capacity||5 to 7|
|20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet||Cargo Space||13.8 / 42.3 / 83.7 cubic feet|
2017 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options
Two different engine options will be available with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, including:
2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC (235 horsepower; 258 lb.-ft. of torque; 2,000-pound towing capacity)
3.6L V6 DOHC (276 horsepower; 266 lb.-ft. of torque; 2,000 to 5,000-pound towing capacity)
If you have any questions about our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Toyota Highlander comparison, please contact us.
*Please note that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is expected to arrive at Douglas Volkswagen in May 2017.