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2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

Crossover SUVs come in a lot of shapes and sizes. The top of the segment is populated by three-row crossover SUV models, which include the Volkswagen Atlas. To be sure, the competition in this segment is fierce and potential buyers with the need to transport a lot of people and/or cargo will have a lot of choices and have some hard decisions to make. A comparison of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander will contain a lot of information that will be helpful. Owners of the 2020 Atlas will have access to the latest connectivity technology the manufacturer has available that is able to match anything the 2020 Highlander has to offer. Additionally, the 2020 Atlas can offer more cargo volume than its Toyota rival. Team Gunther VW customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Atlas today by calling, 855-660-8226.

There are a few differences in passenger capacity and cargo volume between the 2020 VW Atlas and 2020 Toyota Highlander. Both crossover SUVs have three rows of seats. Owners of the 2020 Atlas will be able to hold up to seven people and some trims of the 2020 Highlander can hold up to eight people. While this may appear to be an advantage for the Highlander, independent reviews have pointed out that its third row is really only usable by children. Volkswagen has made all of its seats usable by adults. When there are people in the back of the 2020 Atlas, there will be 20 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use compared to 16 cubic-feet in the Highlander. When the 2020 Atlas is properly configured, nearly 97 cubic-feet of cargo volume can be used, whereas the 2020 Highlander tops out at 84.3 cubic-feet.


2020 VW Atlas


2020 Highlander

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Avail. Engine 3.5-L, V-6
235/258 Horsepower/Torque 295/263
7 passengers Max. Avail. Seating 8 passengers
96.8 cu.-ft. Max. Avail. Cargo Volume 84.3 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Volkswagen offers two engine options for the 2020 Atlas. The base equipment makes a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine is also available. This power plant will produce 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet. Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. When the vehicle is properly equipped, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds. People interested in the 2020 Toyota Highlander will only have access to a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that will make slightly more horsepower than the engine used by the Atlas, but both crossover SUVs have the same maximum towing capacity.



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.