Volkswagen Atlas vs. Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

What Is The Difference Between The Atlas And The Atlas Cross Sport?

The VW Atlas is a popular midsize SUV among many of our Bernardsville area drivers, and for good reason! Not only does it come with the power and space required for family adventures, but it also includes the safety and comfort to give you confidence in any journey. The new VW Atlas Cross Sport is also exquisite but is designed to handle a different type of family dynamic. So, what's the difference between the VW Atlas and VW Atlas Cross Sport? Find out how these two stunning SUVs compare below!

 2021 Atlas Vs. 2021 Atlas Cross Sport
 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine with 235-horsepower Standard Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine with 235-horsepower
 3.6-L V6 engine with 276-horsepower Available Engine 3.6-L V6 engine with 276-horsepower
 96.8 cubic-feet Cargo Space 77.8 cubic-feet
 Up to 7 Passenger Seats Up to 5
 Available Panoramic Sunroof Available
 Available 10-inch Digital Cockpit display Infotainment Available 10-inch Digital Cockpit display


Whether you're driving a new VW Atlas around Bridgewater NJ or you're taking the new VW Atlas Cross Sport for a spin in Basking Ridge, you won't find much of a difference between the two in terms of power. Both of these SUVs include:

  • A standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with up to 235-horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque
  • An available 3.6-liter V6 engine with up to 276-horsepower and 266 pounds-feet of torque
  • Up to 5,000-pounds of towing capacity
  • An available 4MOTION® with Active Control system with four all-wheel drive modes

Interior Space

Both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport come with many included and available luxuries as well as similar interior designs. The main difference is the size of the SUV.

  • VW Atlas Interior Space - Up to seven passengers, includes a third-row, and comes with up to 96.8 cubic-feet of cargo space.
  • VW Atlas Cross Sport Interior Space - Up to five passengers, does not include a third row, and comes with up 77.8 cubic-feet of cargo space.
As you can see, the Atlas is great for larger families or those that enjoy having the extra space to spread out. The Atlas Cross Sport is perfect for smaller families and is easier to maneuver through any Morristown NJ streets. 

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Exterior Design

Both the VW Atlas and VW Atlas Cross Sport are designed to turn heads wherever you go. From their sleek styling to the available breathtaking color options, you're guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on any Mendham NJ street. The most noticeable difference between the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport is that the Atlas Cross Sport is smaller with a raked roofline to emphasize its sport design. Add on the R-Line trim to make your Atlas Cross Sport as sporty and athletic as it can be.

Find Your New Volkswagen Atlas Or Atlas Cross Sport At Paul Miller Volkswagen

Are you asking yourself, "Where can I find an Atlas for sale near me?" If so, we recommend visiting our Paul Miller Volkswagen dealership in Bernardsville. We not only have the VW Atlas Cross Sport for sale as well as the VW Atlas for sale, but we also have a wide array of other new and pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles available. Contact us to learn more or speak with one of our sales consultants to schedule a test drive at your next convenience. We'd love to help any of our Bridgewater NJ, Morristown NJ, or beyond drivers find the perfect new Volkswagen today! 

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