Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport – How Do These Models Compare?

September 25th, 2020 by

When browsing our Volkswagen SUV inventory, you may find yourself wondering about the differences between the Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport. While both of these SUVs are popular amongst our Waco customers, there are a few differences that set them apart that you should know about. 


The main differences that you will notice between the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are the size. While our Volkswagen Atlas models have a larger interior that fits up to 7 passengers, the Atlas Cross Sport has a slightly smaller interior that seats up to 5 passengers. The Atlas also has more room to haul your groceries and luggage with 96.8 cubic feet. In the Atlas Cross Sport, you’ll find 77.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Your needs in a vehicle will be a large factor in which one of these models work best for you. The Atlas Cross Sport is a great SUV for those customers that plan to have fewer passengers but still want the comfort and convenience of an SUV. On the other hand, the Atlas is a great option for those with larger families or those that just need more cargo space to carry around their gear. 



Regardless of if you choose the Atlas or Atlas Cross Sport, you’ll feel confident knowing you don’t have to sacrifice on power. Both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport come standard with a 2.0L engine that provides 235 horsepower. Additionally, a 3.6L V6 engine with 276 horsepower is available for both models. If you’re looking to use your SUV to haul a camper trailer, small boat, or jet skis for your weekend trip you can count on the Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport models. When properly equipped, both of these models are able to tow up to 5,000 pounds! If you find yourself on an adventurous vacation, you’ll enjoy the 4MOTION® with Active Control, which allows drivers to switch between four different all-wheel-drive models – Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode.



Inside the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, you’ll find many more similarities that these SUVs share. Technology features available in these SUVs include a wireless smartphone charger, a touchscreen navigation system, and Apple CarPlay connectivity. With all of these features, you’ll always feel connected during rides in these SUVs! The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport also share a suite of safety technologies that can assist in keeping you and your passengers safe on the road. Available safety technologies include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, park assist, and lane assist. 


Shop Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport Models at Volkswagen of Waco 

If you’re considering the Atlas or Atlas Cross Sport, your decision will most likely be based on whether you need a smaller or larger vehicle. Regardless of which one of these SUVs you choose, you will find that they feature outstanding performance, top of the line technology, and a great suite of safety features. Visit our dealership near Dallas today to get started on the purchase of your new Volkswagen SUV!

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