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2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Subaru Forester

There is no denying the popularity demonstrated by crossover SUVs. The lineup of Volkswagen models available at the Team Gunther VW showroom will illustrate why the automaker is in such a strong position. Without putting too fine of a point on this idea, a comparison of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Subaru Forester will give potential owners plenty of reasons to visit our showroom. For the new model year, Volkswagen has made some major technological upgrades to the 2020 Atlas that will add to the natural advantages it exhibits over its Subaru rival. Speaking of those advantages, owners of the 2020 Atlas will have more seating and cargo capacity as well as more performance. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 855-600-8226.

Both the 2020 VW Atlas and the 2020 Subaru Forester are equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. However, only the people who choose to take the 2020 Atlas home will be able to use the mobile internet connection on all of its trim grades. As important as technology is to buyers, overall vehicle functionality also plays a major factor. The 2020 Atlas can hold seven people, out-pacing the five-passenger capacity of the Subaru Forester. That same space can be transformed into one of the largest cargo bays in the class. When properly configured, the Atlas can offer up to 96.8 cubic-feet. By comparison, the 2020 Forester can only make up to 76.1 cubic-feet of cargo volume available.


2020 VW Atlas


2020 Forester

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
235/258 Horsepower/Torque 182/176
7 passengers Max. Avail. Seating 5 passengers
96.8 cu.-ft. Max. Avail. Cargo Volume 76.1 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas has two engine options for potential buyers to consider. Base models will be equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive. It will make 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Customers who might benefit from the 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system will have a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine under the hood, making up to 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the 2020 Atlas will be able to pull as much as 5,000 pounds.

On the other end side of the equation is the 2020 Subaru Forester and its 2.5-liter, Boxer-style four-cylinder engine. It is attached to a continuously variable transmission and will produce 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.



A photo of the Atlas badge on the 2020 VW Atlas.
A photo of the steering wheel and digital gauge cluster in the 2020 VW Atlas.
A left profile photo of the 2020 VW Atlas.
A front right profile of the 2020 VW Atlas on the road.