2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

  Engine

2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4

  Horsepower

235 235

  MPG (City/Highway)

21/24 * 20/24 *

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

Serving Troy, MI

The Volkswagen Atlas is among the newer midsize crossovers on the market today. Volkswagen introduced this increasingly popular model with a spacious third row of seating in 2018. For 2020, Volkswagen presents the Atlas Cross Sport as a new model. This is also a midsize crossover SUV, and it approaches its styling and feature lineup from a different angle. Our associates at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy will happily assist you with an up-close comparison of these two models.

Performance

For 2020, the Volkswagen Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport carry the same powertrains. The base powertrain is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 235 horsepower with an 8-speed auto transmission. The top powertrain in both of these models is a V6, 3.6-liter gas engine that puts out 276 horsepower. Both of these vehicles come with multiple driving modes for snow, on-road, off-road, and off-road custom. Also, they feature traction and stability management features, anti-locking brakes, electric power-assisted steering, and other items.

Appearance

The Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport are visibly different from front to rear. The Atlas is a 3-row SUV with high ground clearance and linear flow across the grille and down the sides. The horizontal bars in the grille connect directly with the LED light ribbons in the headlights—a metallic feature for added style accents the lower front fascia and lower sides. The side haunches are slightly flared, and the roof rails are raised with athletic prominence. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a 2-row SUV. It shares design cues with the Atlas, but it has a lower roof with a more definite slant through the rear window. Also, the Atlas Cross Sport has a unique design on the lower front fascia, and the sides have a sporty air intake feature.

Features

Throughout the interior, the design elements and features are almost identical as you compare equivalent trims. The most significant difference is in the space across the rows. The 3-row Atlas has an almost-level roof, which provides ample headroom across the third row. The Atlas Cross Sport is a 2-row SUV, so the sharper angle down the roof affects cargo space rather than passenger space in the rear row. Throughout these SUVs, you can appreciate mounted functions on a heated steering wheel, a sound system, heated seating with powered adjustments, smart device integration, a navigation system, and other preferred items. They also share assistive safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane assistance, light assistance, blind spot monitoring, and other gear.

While the Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport have similar names and comparable performance features, their standout features may easily make one model a better fit for your needs than the other one. To explore these two midsize crossover SUVs in person and to compare their well-designed trims, connect with a sales associate at Suburban Volkswagen of Troy soon.

* 21 city/24 highway mpg (2020 Atlas Cross Sport 2.0L TSI®, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

20 city/24 highway mpg (2020 Atlas 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.