2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

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2021 VW Atlas


2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport
$31,555 MSRP*

Starting Price

$30,855 MSRP*
235-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

235-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder
96.8 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

77.8 cubic feet

Max. Passenger Capacity



10-inch Digital Cockpit Display


10-inch Digital Cockpit Display

What’s the difference between the Volkswagen Atlas and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport? Both are popular SUVs that give Byron drivers like you plenty of versatility and power on the road, but they offer slightly different driving experiences. In this guide, Rochester Volkswagen compares the Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport side-by-side to help you determine your ultimate SUV pick. Let’s take a look!

VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Price

2021 VW Atlas

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport

  • Starting Price: $30,855 MSRP* (S)
  • Top Price: $50,025 MSRP* (SEL Premium R-Line)
  • Available Configurations: 8

VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Performance

Between the VW Atlas vs. Cross Sport, the two have identical specs. Both are powered by a standard 235-hp 4-cylinder or an optional 276-hp V6, both have robust towing capacities, and both offer available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive for extra grip on the Kasson roads. Explore the specs below:

  • 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 EPA-estimated 21 city and 24 highway mpg** fuel economy.
  • An available 4MOTION® with Active Control system with four all-wheel drive modes.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas on Highway

VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Dimensions

A big difference between the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport is the size.The VW Atlas is the bigger vehicle of the two with higher passenger capacity, higher cargo capacity, and a 3-row configuration. The Atlas Cross Sport is a smaller model with a 2-row configuration, but still offers plenty of room for Dodge Center drivers such as yourself.

VW Atlas Interior Space

  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 7
  • Cabin Layout: 3-row SUV
  • Cargo Capacity: 96.8 cubic feet

VW Atlas Cross Sport Interior Space

  • Passenger Capacity: Up to 5
  • Cabin Layout: 2-row SUV
  • Cargo Capacity: 77.8 cubic feet

VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Features

Finally, whether you choose the VW Atlas vs. Cross Sport, you’ll be treated to state-of-the-art comforts and conveniences to make your daily drive that much better. Here are just a few of our favorites available:

  • 10-inch Digital Cockpit Display
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Park Distance Control
  • Rearview Camera System
  • App-Connect
  • Volkswagen Car-Net
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R-Line Front Interior

Experience the Atlas or Atlas Cross Sport Today!

Still have questions about the difference between the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport? Feel free to contact us at Rochester Volkswagen. Our team can help you decide which model is the right choice for your needs and budget. Stop by Rochester for a test drive today!

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*Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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