2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Yellow 2018 Volkswagen set against white 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Midsize crossovers are the vehicle of choice for American families because they are both spacious and stylish. Because they have been popular for a number of years with no end in sight, more midsize crossovers are entering the market – which can make finding the perfect model for your lifestyle a challenge. The newest member of the segment is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, which comes with three rows of seats, a 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8-cubic foot cargo space, and a plethora of modern technology to make the ride easier and more fun. Even though the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been getting a lot of love and attention from both drivers and critics, it still must compete with numerous other models – including the longtime favorite Jeep Grand Cherokee. Let us present a comparison to explain why you should buy the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. 

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
$30,750 to $48,740 MSRP Range $30,895 to $86,200
12 Number of Trims 11

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6

Engine Options

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

3.6L V6

5.7L HEMI V8


Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8

20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 36.3 / 68.3 cubic feet

What Makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas the Better Buy Over the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Besides the affordable pricing, the extra row of seats, and spacious cargo area, we love that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers easy handling for its large size. Many drivers and critics have complained that the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee model offers a stiffer handling that can make switching lanes or quick turns more of a challenge – especially during the daily commute on a congested highway or navigating the crowded school pick-up/drop-off zone. 

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also provides excellent efficiency thanks to its two engine options. Models outfitted with the 4-cylinder engine can attain an estimated 22 mpg-city / 26 mpg-highway fuel economy, while V6 models can reach approximately 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. 

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