2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

It is an understatement when we say that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has taken the ultra-competitive midsize crossover market by storm. Here at Douglas Volkswagen, the all-new crossover is one of our most-viewed vehicles, and with good reason. On-the-go families love how stylish and user-friendly the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is. Although the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is one of this year's best sellers, it still faces some stiff competition from other members of the segment – including the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. Let us present a comparison to help you see what makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas the better buy.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder 

3.6L V6 

Engine Options



235 (4-cylinder) 

276 (V6) 


166 (I-4)

224 (V6)

2,000 pounds (4-cylinder) 

2,000 to 5,000 pounds (V6) 

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds (I-4)

3,500 pounds (V6)

20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet  Cargo Space 10.3 / 34.2 / 63.3 cubic feet

Interior Space of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

When it comes to classifications, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander are considered to be midsize models and both have three rows of seating. However, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is at the smaller end of the spectrum while the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is at the larger end. If you take a look at our chart, you will see that the Atlas offers twice the amount of cargo space behind its third-row seats – and it offers substantially more cargo space behind the second and first-row seats as well. This means that you can fit more gear and merchandise for all of life's biggest adventures!

Even with all of that cargo space, passenger accommodations are not sacrificed in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. The vehicle can legally seat up to six or seven passengers – all of whom will enjoy plenty of leg and elbow room. The third-row passengers will also enjoy easy entering/exiting with the help of specially-designed fold-and-slide second-row seats.

If you have any questions about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen, where our friendly and knowledgeable sales professionals will be more than happy to show it to you!

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

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