Since the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has officially arrived to dealership lots across the country, our team here at Capistrano Volkswagen thinks it’s the perfect time to show drivers how it compares to the rest of the lineup. We’re going to bring it head-to-head with the Touareg, which is Volkswagen’s luxury SUV, to give drivers a better idea of how these two compare.
[READ MORE: 2018 VW Atlas Weekend Edition Images & Specs]For starters, there’s quite a big difference in price. The 2018 VW Atlas has an MSRP of $30,500, whereas the Touareg has an MSRP of $49,495. The Atlas offers more trim options as well as two engine options – 2.0L I-4 or 3.6L V-6. The Touareg has three trims and is set standard with the 3.6L V-6 engine. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
What’s the difference between the VW Atlas and the VW Touareg?
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One major difference that drivers will notice aside from the price is the difference in seating space. The Atlas has room for seven, whereas the Touareg has room for five. As for storage, there is 32.1 cubic feet of space behind the second row rear seat of the Touareg and 20.6 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row of the Atlas. When the rear seat is folded down in the Touareg, it reveals up to 64 cubic feet of space for extra belongings. With both the second and third row folded down in the Atlas, drivers will find more than 96 cubic feet of space.
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Aside from the Touareg being set standard with a larger, more powerful engine, there are plenty of features standard on this model that are not included on the base of the Atlas. These include: CD player, navigation system and voice recognition. Safety features in the Touareg but not in the Atlas include: parking assist, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring system.
Those looking to get behind the wheel of either the 2018 VW Atlas or the 2017 VW Touareg can do so by scheduling a test drive online today. Drivers are welcome to contact us here at Capistrano Volkswagen for more information.