2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

There are many choices in the popular three-row SUV segment, but a model that stands out from the pack is the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, with its powerful engine options, advanced technologies, plenty of passenger and storage space, and high-level safety. In this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Subaru Ascent comparison, we show how the 2019 Atlas outshines the three-row SUV competition.

A major selling point of the 2019 Atlas is its cavernous interior. It offers an abundance of passenger space, including the third-row, with 33.7 inches of legroom, compared to 31.7 inches for the 2019 Ascent. The Atlas also offers more space for storage, with a maximum cargo capacity of 96.8 cu-ft, compared to 86.5 cu-ft for the Ascent.

Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, VS icon, and white 2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Subaru Ascent
96.8 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Capacity 86.5 cu-ft
Standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System No
276-hp Maximum Horsepower 260-hp
Standard Automatic Start/Stop System No

Advantages of the 2019 VW Atlas over the 2019 Subaru Ascent

Volkswagen infused the 2019 Atlas with many advanced safety technologies. This includes the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and turns on the hazard lights in the event of a collision. The 2019 Ascent doesn’t offer a similar feature. And for even more reassurance, the 2019 Atlas has the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 Ascent has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

The 2019 Atlas delivers excellent performance, especially with its available 3.6-liter VR6 engine, which doles out 276 horsepower. The 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the 2019 Ascent generates 260 horsepower. Also, unlike the Ascent, the Atlas comes equipped with an Automatic Start-Stop system, which temporarily shuts off the engine when idling for improved fuel economy.

Here at Capistrano Volkswagen, we invite you to take the spacious, highly-capable, and well-equipped 2019 VW Atlas for a test drive!

Rear view of blue 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing an Airstream trailer
Brown and grey seats in 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Steering wheel, gauges, and touchscreen in 2019 Volkswagen Atlas