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2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport

2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport
2023 Volkswagen Atlas

vs.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$35,150 MSRP*

Starting Price

$34,460 MSRP**
7

Seating Capacity

5
21 MPG City / 25 MPG Highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

21 MPG City / 25 MPG Highway
235-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

235-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
96.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

77.8 cubic feet

The Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are two of the renowned automaker’s most popular SUV options. With powerful performance, a sleek and bold design, and premium features, either of these vehicles would be an excellent choice, both for Arlington drives and for off-roading adventures. The Atlas is a midsize SUV with seating for seven and more cargo room, while the Atlas Cross Sport is sportier, more compact, and seats five. Which one is right for you? Our team at Alexandria Volkswagen is here to help in the decision-making process with this 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport comparison guide.

 

 

Performance: 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport

The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport have the same type of engine, a robust 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that produces 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This gives both vehicles the same reliable and powerful performance capabilities. Front-wheel drive is standard on both SUVs, with available 

4MOTION® all-wheel drive.

Interior: 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport

Comparing the Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport, one of the first things you’ll notice is the larger size of the Atlas. With three rows of seating for up to seven people, the Atlas has a passenger volume of 154 cubic feet. The Atlas Cross Sport comes with two rows of seating for up to five people and a passenger volume of 112 cubic feet, making it roomy and comfortable but not quite as spacious as the Atlas.

When it comes to interior amenities, the Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport boast a variety of luxurious features, including:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Forward collision assist
  • Heated front seats
  • Large touchscreen displays 
  • VW Digital Cockpit

The SEL Premium R-Line trim of both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport offers even more luxurious amenities, like:

  • 12-speaker Fender premium sound system with center speaker and subwoofer
  • 21-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires
  • Area View overhead view camera
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather upholstery

Dimensions: 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport

Choosing between the Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport can be a tough decision, as both vehicles share so many of the same performance capabilities and interior features. Ultimately, for most Washington DC drivers, space is the determining factor. If you need more seating and room for more cargo, the Atlas will be an ideal match. If space isn’t a primary concern and you’d rather have a compact SUV that’s more agile and efficient, the Atlas Cross Sport is the way to go.

Get a better idea of the size difference between these two vehicles by comparing their dimensions:

Volkswagen Atlas Dimensions

  • Cargo Volume to Row 1 – 96.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to Row 2 – 55.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 – 20.6 cubic feet
  • Overall Length – 200.7 inches
  • Overall Width – 78.4 inches

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Dimensions 

  • Cargo Volume to Row 1 – 77.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume to Row 2 – 40.3 cubic feet
  • Overall Length – 195.5 inches
  • Overall Width – 78.4 inches

Compare the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport with a Test Drive at Alexandria Volkswagen

Whether you’re looking for a Volkswagen Atlas in Springfield or a Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport in Annandale, we have the selection you need to make the right decision for your budget and lifestyle. Why not give both SUVs a test drive? Stop into our Alexandria location, and be sure to check out our new vehicle specials before you buy.

 

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*Starting MSRP of $35,150 for a 2023 Volkswagen Atlas SE 2.0L TSI® with 8-speed automatic transmission. Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
**Starting MSRP of $34,460 for a 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE 2.0L TSI® with 8-speed automatic transmission. Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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