2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Mazda CX-9

Do you have an active family that is involved in sports, 4-H, scouts, and every other after-school activity that is available? Then you need a full size crossover to carry everyone and all of their gear! There are several models available on the market, but the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is already a favorite choice for many families. Let us explain why it is one of the best options available when we compare it with the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Mazda CX-9
6 to 7 Seating Capacity 7
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 14.4 / 38.2 / 71.2 cubic feet

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6
Engine Options 2.5L SKYACTIVⓇ-G turbo 4-cylinder with VVT
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Bigger Than the 2017 Mazda CX-9?

When it comes to exterior dimensions, both vehicles are very similar. However, you will notice a huge difference inside the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas model’s cabin with its more spacious 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8-cubic foot cargo volume. Now just because there is a larger space for cargo does not mean that passenger comfort was sacrificed. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can legally accommodate up to six or seven passengers (depending on which seating configuration you choose), who will all enjoy lots of leg and elbow room.

The passengers who sit in the third row of seats will also enjoy easy entering/exiting with the help of specially-designed fold-and-slide second-row seats. This mechanism is very rare in vehicles with third-row seating.

With the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you will also enjoy more versatility and towing power (up to 5,000 pounds) with the help of the standard 3.6L V6 engine. A 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder will be available later this year.

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please visit our dealership.

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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