2022 VW Atlas Competitors

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3. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Starting price: $40,120Selling points: Rugged styling, posh cabin on higher end modelsWeak spot: All-wheel drive not standard, V-8 guzzles gasThe Grand Cherokee is the most rugged option on this list as it’s built to tackle off-road terrain with ease—hence the higher price tag. If you’re buying a Jeep, chances are you aren’t going to consider anything else since Jeep fans are notoriously loyal to the brand.A trio of powertrains are offered here, including a V-6 and V-8 option and a new plug-in hybrid. Rear-wheel drive is the standard when you make a purchase, but you can easily add all-wheel drive to get the off-road capability you want. If you also want to escalate to some higher trim levels, you’re going to have to shell out more cash.The Grand Cherokee will tow up to 6,200 pounds, putting it on the higher end as far as that capability goes. But with a higher price tag than most other vehicles on this list, you’ll need to decide if spending more to tow more is worth it. That’s a question for you to answer.

Fuel Economy

The Atlas, with its German engineering, is primed to offer very solid levels of fuel economy from its base engine on. It delivers 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway as estimated by the EPA. That’s solid for a full-size crossover, and far better than the Tahoe’s 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, or the 13 mpg city and 17 highway you get from the Sequoia. The Pilot gets very similar gas mileage, but it’s the only one that keeps up.

Is the Atlas or Tiguan bigger?

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas | Volkswagen
The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas | Volkswagen

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The Volkswagen Atlas is larger than the Volkswagen Tiguan. It is longer by almost 13 inches. The Atlas is wider by about six inches. It’s taller by almost four inches.

The VW Tiguan got much better ratings from Car and Driver. It also received an Editor’s Choice award. The Tiguan is championed for its roomy cabin and handling. It starts at $26,490.

Warranty

If you’re looking for the best warranty coverage, there’s no question. Chevy, Honda, and Toyota all offer a standard 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. Volkswagen gives you double that, a 6-year/72,000-mile warranty that’s also transferable to a second owner. That’s a level of confidence that no other vehicle in this class can match. If you’d like to test drive the new Volkswagen Atlas for yourself, your local dealership has them in stock. Just stop in and ask about a test drive today!

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