2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Dodge Durango

Yellow 2018 Volkswagen set against white 2018 Dodge Durango

When it comes to modern vehicles, a 3-row crossover is almost always a good idea. They are a jack-of-all-trades vehicle because they can fit everything and everyone – and they provide excellent performance in almost any type of weather. If you are on the hunt for a new 3-row crossover, you certainly have plenty of options to choose from. One of the newest members of the 3-row crossover segment is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, which has been lauded by drivers and critics as one of the best family vehicles on the market. Even with all the praise, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas faces stiff competition from several rivals – including the veteran Dodge Durango. To help you decide which vehicle is right for you, we have created a special comparison. 

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 Dodge Durango
$30,750 to $48,740 MSRP Range $29,995 to $62,995
12 Number of Trims 6

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6

Engine Options

3.6L Pentastar V6

5.7L HEMI V8


96.8 cubic feet Max. Cargo Space 84.5 cubic feet

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Options and Pricing

While we have to admit that the 2018 Dodge Durango is more of a heavy-duty vehicle compared to the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, many drivers find that the Durango has more power than they will ever need and is a little more challenging to handle. 

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been praised for its easy handling despite its large size, which makes it perfect for taking the kids to school or navigating the mountain roads of Yosemite National Park. Drivers also love the price range and number of trim options for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas because they are more likely to get the perfect number of features for their lifestyle and budget. Trim options and pricing for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas are as follows: 

  • Atlas S ($30,750) 

  • Atlas V6 S ($32,150) 

  • Atlas V6 S with 4MOTION ($33,950) 

  • Atlas Launch Edition ($33,750) 

  • Atlas Launch Edition with 4MOTION ($35,550) 

  • Atlas V6 SE ($35,240) 

  • Atlas V6 SE with 4MOTION ($37,040) 

  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology ($37,340) 

  • Atlas V6 SE with Tech and 4MOTION ($39,140) 

  • Atlas V6 SEL ($41,140) 

  • Atlas V6 SEL with 4MOTION ($42,940) 

  • Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION ($48,740) 

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