2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 GMC Acadia
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is renowned for its tight steering, premium cabin and exceptionally roomy interior space. The 2019 GMC Acadia also offers a refined, comfortable ride and modern onboard technology. To help shoppers decide which vehicle is right for them, we decided to compare the key elements of these two mid-size SUVs.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 GMC Acadia
|From $30,895||MSRP||From $29,000|
|Up to 22 city / 26 highway||MPG||Up to 21 city / 26 highway|
|2,000 to 5,000||Towing Capacity (lbs)||1,000 to 4,000|
|20.6, 96.8 with seat area||Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)||12.8, 79 with seat area|
More Room and Stronger Towing
With a glance at the table above, a few things jump out immediately. The first is that the Atlas has a slightly higher starting price. But don’t stop there! Looking further down, we see that it also has significantly higher towing capacity throughout the trims, and, perhaps most importantly, substantially better cargo volume. These two qualities are big factors for most SUV owners, playing the key role in putting the Atlas ahead between these two vehicles.
Other factors that make the 2019 VW Atlas stand out are its high-quality interior surfaces and excellent on-road performance. The ride is comfortable and quiet, feeling more premium than you’d expect from such a large vehicle. Likewise, the maneuvering is surprisingly sharp and easy, brought about by effortless but direct steering, a quick-shifting transmission, and confident brakes.
Technology and Safety Features
The Atlas comes well-outfitted with safety and technology features, contributing to its high-end feel. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Technology includes the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Fender® Premium Audio system.