2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

Do you and your family need a large crossover to commute around Summit and to explore all the amazing places around North America? The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an awesome choice because it is incredibly spacious and comes with a plethora of features to make the commute and adventures easier and more fun. Even with all the bells and whistles offered by the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, many shoppers still look at competing models like the 2018 Chevy Traverse in order to decide which vehicle is right for them. Let us present a comparison between the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Chevy Traverse to show you some of the ways that the Atlas is the better buy. 

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 Chevy Traverse

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder 

3.6L V6 

Engine Options

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6

2,000 pounds (4-cylinder models) 

5,000 pounds (V6 models) 

Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds (4-cylinder and V6 models)

Front-wheel drive 

4MOTION all-wheel drive 

Drivetrain Options

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet  Cargo Space 23.0 / 57.8 / 98.2 cubic feet

Towing Capacity of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Another reason why we really love the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is that it offers a strong towing capacity – especially compared to the 2018 Chevy Traverse. This can be credited to two engine options that boast world-class German engineering. These engine options include: 

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder: 235 horsepower / 258 lb.-ft. torque power output (with premium fuel); 22 mpg-city / 26 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 2,000-pound towing capacity 

  • 3.6L V6: 277 horsepower / 266 lb.-ft. torque power output; 18 mpg-city / 25 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 5,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped 

Another German-engineered innovation that is available for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, which is able to read the road conditions and provide the perfect amount of power and traction so you can drive with confidence. 

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


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