2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Honda Passport
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2020 Honda Passport
Starting MSRP *
  $30,545 $31,990
Infotainment Display
  6.5-in. touchscreen 5.0-in. display
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  Standard Available on other styles

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Honda Passport

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Available in more than 10 editions, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport offers families plenty of options. The 2020 Honda Passport is sold in four production models. Both midsize SUVs are available with powerful V6 engines, all-wheel drive, and an abundance of safety features.

Performance

Increasing performance through the use of a turbocharger, a 2.0-liter engine block is installed on the base 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport trims. When burning premium fuel, this I-4 powertrain produces up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Most trims on the lineup are available with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine, which delivers 276 hp and 266 lb-ft. When buying the 2020 Honda Passport, you're stuck with only one option under the hood. This SUV runs on a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine that's rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft. The standard powertrain works in tandem with an all-wheel drive system, which earns the Intelligent Variable Torque Management label. Built on the conventional 4MOTION platform, the Atlas Cross Sport SUV's 4WD system includes the all-new Active Control technology with up to four driver-activated modes. For instance, you can turn on the Snow Mode to get reliable traction on sleet, snow, or ice.

Safety

The Overhead View Camera is optional on the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. This optical system creates the Area View graphics on the infotainment system's touch screen. You may utilize the Parking Steering Assist to safely move the vehicle into a parallel parking position. The Park Distance Control is another best-in-class parking aide that's optional for this midsize SUV. Thanks to the Maneuver Braking, you won't bump into the curb or other parked vehicles while backing up. When you drive faster than 37 mph on the highway, the Lane Assist will compare the steering direction with the markings of lanes. If necessary, the Lane Keeping technology will gently override the steering system. Additionally, this Volkswagen SUV has the Adaptive Cruise Control that reacts to increases and decreases in traffic speed ahead of you. The Honda Sensing technology doesn't fully match the advanced active safety features of the Atlas Cross Sport.

Technology

The 2020 Atlas Cross Sport flaunts the 10-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which is available with a full-screen view of the navigation system. You won't find such a comparable instrument panel inside the 2020 Honda Passport. In terms of mobile connections, both SUVs come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The updated Volkswagen Car-Net suite adds lots of smartphone-friendly features to the Volkswagen model. For example, the Family Guardian Alerts and Remote Commands are at your fingertips. You can also use the VW Car-Net Hotspot to access Wi-Fi on the go.

* Starting MSRP of $30,545 for a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport S 2.0L TSI® with 8-speed automatic transmission. Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.