What's the Difference Between the VW Atlas & Atlas Cross Sport?


Compare the Volkswagen Atlas and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport in Fort Collins

Shopping for a powerful and sporty SUV to add to your Thornton or Boulder family's lifestyle? There's nothing quite like the durability, quality, and versatility of the Volkswagen SUV lineup. Of course, if you've noticed the Atlas or Atlas Cross Sport, you're probably wondering what sets each model apart from the other. Well, the team here at Ed Carroll Volkswagen is here to help you pick the right one for your lifestyle.

Power and Performance

Both models feature a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine option that's capable of 235-horsepower. You'll also find the chance to upgrade to an available 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of 276-horsepower output. Both models feature an eight-speed automatic transmission with the option for front-wheel drive or an upgraded all-wheel drive option. In short, you'll find both models to produce the same performance excellence, though the Atlas Cross Sport is several hundred pounds lighter than the Volkswagen Atlas, so you may experience some differences in maneuverability and handling.

Interior Space, Stance, and Design

The Volkswagen Atlas offers drivers three rows of seating that can accommodate up to seven adult passengers comfortably. With all seats upright, drivers are looking at 20.6-cubic-feet of cargo space to play with, but when you fold down the seats, enjoy 96.8-cubic-feet of space. The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport features seating for five passengers with 40.3-cubic-feet of space with all seats upright and 77.8-cubic-feet with the second row folded down. You'll also find similar amenities in terms of leather-trimmed seats, power-adjustability, heated surfaces, and driver memory functionality. Drivers who choose the Atlas Cross Sport will find a more aggressively raked roofline, a shorter wheelbase, and a sportier stance.

Technology Inclusions

You'll find similar technology in both models, which includes a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen, full smartphone connectivity, a Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports, and the option for an 8.0-inch center touchscreen. Regardless of which option you choose, you won't have to compromise connectivity and superb technology integration for seamless commutes around Denver.

Safety and Driver's Assistance Features

Bothe vehicles offer standard collision mitigation front and rear, which pairs wonderfully with automatic braking and pedestrian detection. Also, enjoy standard blind-spot alerts. Both vehicles enable you to upgrade your safety system to include adaptive cruise control.

Summing it Up

At the end of the day, Westminster drivers will find the Volkswagen Atlas and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport to be very similar beneath the hood and within the technology and safety suites. The main differences lie in size and interior space. For those families where seven seats are a must, the Volkswagen Atlas will be the preferable choice. For those with some wiggle room on seating who would prefer a crossover stance with a sportier exterior styling scheme, you'll enjoy the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. No matter which model you choose, you'll enjoy the same engine options, technology features, and safety and driver's assistance inclusions. Here at your Ed Carroll Volkswagen dealership, we have several new Volkswagen Atlas and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport models for you to choose from so you can experience their full breadth of abilities for yourself in person.

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