2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Buick Enclave

Yellow 2018 Volkswagen Atlas set against gray 2018 Buick Enclave

Are you looking for a big family crossover that will fit everyone on the next adventure? Then you have come to the right place! Here at Douglas Volkswagen, we offer the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, which boasts more than 96 cubic feet of maximum cargo space! We understand that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has a few rivals that you might be considering – including the 2018 Buick Enclave. Let us show you what makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas the better investment. 

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 Buick Enclave
$30,750 to $48,740  MSRP Range $39,995 to $53,500

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder 

3.6L V6 

Engine Options 3.6L V6

2,000 pounds (4-cylinder) 

2,000 to 5,000 pounds (V6) 

Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet  Cargo Space 23.6 / 58.0 / 97.6 cubic feet

Engine Performance and Towing Capacity of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

As you can see in our chart, the 2018 Buick Enclave is outfitted with a 3.6L V6 engine. Despite this engine's 310 horsepower / 266 lb.-ft. torque power output, it delivers an abysmal 1,500-pound towing capacity. That is as disappointing as a terrible movie that had an amazing trailer! 

With the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you have two engines to choose from: a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder and a 3.6L V6. The 4-cylinder engine cranks out a 235 horsepower / 258 lb.-ft. torque power output (with premium fuel) and has a 2,000-pound towing capacity. That is perfect for a lightweight trailer loaded with some ATVs, canoes, or supplies for your home renovation project. If you own a bigger boat or a couple of horses, the Atlas model's 3.6L V6 engine can tow 2,000 to 5,000 pounds thanks to its 276 horsepower / 266 lb.-ft. torque power output. 

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen. 

2018 Volkswagen Atlas heading towards the city
Interior seating in 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Front dash of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
Cargo area of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with collapsed seats

Gray 2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving down a rural highway
Orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan driving through a city