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Compare Volkswagen Atlas vs Toyota Highlander

 Volkswagen Atlas
 Toyota Highlander

Compare the 2019 Toyota Highlander to the New 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

The name "Highlander" is well-known in just about every automotive market in the country. It's changed a lot over the years, flexing to fit the needs of the modern growing American family, and it's impossible to deny that it's bigger than ever. But what's even bigger than the mammoth new Highlander? The updated new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas.

Both of these three-row SUVs can seat seven or eight passengers depending on configuration; both start under $35,000; both offer available AWD and a ton of features; and both have great safety ratings. But, which will you choose?

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

  • The 2019 Toyota Highlander starts at $31,330
  • The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas starts at $30,895
  • The new VW Atlas can see up to 22 mpg in the city, and up to 26 mpg on the highway
  • The new Highlander can see up to 21 mpg in the city and up to 27 mpg highway on the highway
  • The 2019 Atlas is longer, taller, and wider than the Highlander, providing a more commanding presence and giving you more to love

  • Standard power for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comes from a 235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but you can opt for a powerful 276-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine
  • Standard power for the 2019 Toyota Highlander comes from a non-turbo, 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, but there is an available 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine
  • Both SUVs can tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with its available V6 engine
  • The VW Atlas can store 20.6 cubic feet of gear behind its rear seat, and up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the front seat
  • The Toyota Highlander can store 13.8 cubic feet of gear behind its rear seat, and up to 83.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the front seat--that's a big different from the Atlas

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