Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport

2021 Volkswagen Atlas


2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$31,545 MSRP

Starting Price

$30,855 MSRP
2.0L I-4


2.0L I-4


5,000 pounds


5,000 pounds
154 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

112 cubic feet
96.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

77.8 cubic feet

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas

When comparing the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas, East St. Louis drives will find two high-performing, spacious SUVs that are excellent for errands, carpools, and more! What’s the difference between VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport? Primarily, the difference is in their size. Which one is a better fit for your Madison needs will depend on how you drive, how many passengers you normally have, and how much cargo space and towing capacity you want. Take a look at this Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport comparison, then check the Auffenberg Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport inventories to determine which one is right for you.

Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Price

Less than $700 separates the starting MSRP in VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport. What does this mean for Caseyville shoppers? It means if you need lots of space from the Atlas you won’t have to pay a lot of extra money compared to the smaller Atlas Cross Sport.

Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sports: Engine

Just as there’s very little difference in the prices in VW Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport, there isn’t any difference between the engines in the SUVs. Both achieve 235 hp from a 2.0L I-4 engine. They can both also be upgraded to a 3.6L V6 engine, which gives the Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas towing power the same towing capacity: 5,000 pounds. 

Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Interior Dimensions

This is where Caseyville drivers will see the biggest difference in Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas — the Atlas is a larger SUV than the Atlas Cross Sport.


Seating — 7

Passenger Volume — 154 cubic feet

Cargo Volume — 96.8 cubic feet

Atlas Cross Sport

Seating — 5

Passenger Volume — 112 cubic feet

Cargo Volume — 77.8 cubic feet

If you’re looking for a smaller, more nimble ride when you’re trying to part in O'Fallon, the Atlas Cross Sport is a better option for you. If you regularly drive with more passengers, or if you routinely have considerable amounts of cargo, opt instead for the VW Atlas. 

Choose Your 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas Winner at Auffenberg Volkswagen

No matter which SUV you choose in Atlas Cross Sport vs. Atlas, you’ll get a great Volkswagen loaded with safety features and amenities that will make every drive a breeze! All you have to do is decide if you need the boost in space provided by the Atlas. If you need help deciding, contact Auffenberg Volkswagen to get more information about both of these excellent SUV options. You can also see how the full-size Volkswagen Atlas compares to the Kia Telluride and the Honda Pilot

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