2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2022 VW Atlas

vs.

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport
$33,900 MSRP*

Starting Price

$33,200 MSRP**
5

Trim Levels

5
2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl

Base Engine

2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl
21 city mpg / 25 highway mpg***

MPG Fuel Ratings

21 city mpg / 25 highway mpg****
7

Passenger Seating

5
96.8 Cu-Ft

Max. Cargo Space

77.8 cubic feet

If you’re in the market for an exciting new SUV to truly elevate your Webster commute to the next level, then you really can’t go wrong with the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas – or can you? If you find yourself without need for the extra row of seats in the full-size Atlas, an alternative can be found in the highly-rated 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, a smaller, more nimble people-mover. What else sets these vehicles apart? Which one will work best for you and your St Peters family? Keep reading to find out more – and be sure to reach out to us if you have any questions as we’re here to help!

 

 

What Is the Difference Between Atlas Cross Sport & Atlas?

Like we touched on a moment ago, the core difference between the Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport models that most St Louis motorists will immediately note is the space provided inside. With the full-size Atlas, there’s seating for seven – that’s standard. On the other hand, in the Atlas Cross Sport, you will find spots for up to five including the driver. This size difference also lends to a cargo-space advantage for the 2022 Atlas over the Atlas Cross Sport, which we’ll discuss in a minute.

Aside from this difference in size, the Atlas Cross Sport also has a couple design differences from its sibling as well. For example, comparing the two side-by-side reveals some exterior design differences such as the appearance of a mock front-skid-plate on the Atlas Cross Sport and significant differences in the appearance of the front and rear diffusers. All in all, both are fairly similar and are great SUVs for the modern family. However, with respect to the ways that they *are* different, a decision is still to be made by shoppers.

2022 Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Performance

In truth, the 2022 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport both have nearly identical performance statistics thanks to their shared reliance on the tried and tested 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine from VW. Paired with a reliable and smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, this drivetrain can achieve up to 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque – which makes for peppy driving no matter which model you choose. Both vehicles offer the same fuel efficiency rating, a respectable low-to-mid-twenties figure, depending on city or highway driving.

Looking for a little more power? This is no problem since both vehicles also offer the option to upgrade to the available 3.6L V6 engine, which doesn’t come with a turbo but still produces some fun performance figures such as 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. Also available to both platforms is the 4MOTION® / Active Control system, which enhances off-road and on-road performance in snow and more!

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas: Interior Space

For as many similarities as there are between the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, there’s a striking difference that will determine which one most buyers take home: interior size and seating capacity. More seating, more cargo space, and more leg room can all be found in the full-size 2022 Volkswagen Atlas. The simple reality of it, though? If you don’t need that extra space, you may as well opt for the smaller version, right? In either case, it’s nice that VW is providing an option for either family size.

Compare the VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport in Person

So, what is the difference between Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas models? Now you know! Now that you’ve got some knowledge of the similarities and differences between the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it’s time to apply what you know with the first-hand experience of a test drive in beautiful St. Louis! We’re so confident that you’ll fall in love with one of these two fantastic vehicles that we even recommend getting the finance process started from home, just to save some time in the office!

 

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*Starting MSRP of $33,900 for a 2022 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 $33,200 for a 2022 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.

***21 city/25 highway mpg 2022 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.

****21 city/25 highway mpg 2022 Atlas Cross Sport 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission. EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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