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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade

Volkswagen has become quite the force to be reckoned with in the three-row crossover SUV segment with the introduction of the VW Atlas in 2018. It was only a matter of time before the competition responded. A comparison between the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade shows just how long the legs are on this rivalry. Even though the Palisade hasn’t been around as long as the Atlas, the Volkswagen family-mover continues to be more than competitive in performance, while matching the Palisade’s max towing capacity and exceeding its Hyundai rival’s maximum cargo volume dimensions. Independent online experts like the spacious interior offered by the 2021 Atlas, as well as its precise handling and largely clutter-free passenger cabin. Team Gunther VW customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 855-660-8226.

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying or leasing a new crossover SUV. For many potential buyers, connectivity with outside digital devices is going to a very important capability. Both the 2021 Atlas and 2021 Palisade will make access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications standard equipment. Additionally, both automakers have introduced wireless connectivity for both mobile software platforms. Volkswagen has partnered with Verizon and T-Mobile to make an affordable Wi-Fi hotspot available on all of its 2021 Atlas trim grades. In terms of physical capability, the 2021 VW Atlas offers more interior cargo volume in any configuration than what is found with the Palisade. An Atlas with seats filled with passengers, there will still be 20.6 cubic-feet behind the third row, 55.5 behind the second row and up to 96.8 cubic-feet behind the first row. The Palisade is well short of these numbers.


2021 VW Atlas


2021 Palisade

3.6-L, V-6 Avail. Engine 3.8-L, V-6
276/266 Horsepower/Torque 291/262
5,000 lbs. Max. Passenger Capacity 5,000 lbs.
96.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 86.4 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs and Towing Capacity

Hyundai has provided owners of the 2021 Palisade with a single powertrain option, a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. A properly equipped 2021 Hyundai Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds. On the other hand, VW offer future buyers of the 2021 Atlas with a pair of options. The entry-level model is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine, making 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter, V-6 is also available with the 2021 Atlas. While the VW V-6 will make 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, it will still be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Even the four-cylinder engine can pull 2,000 pounds.



A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2021 VW Atlas.
A photo of the second and third rows in the 2021 VW Atlas.
A photo of the cargo area in the 2021 VW Atlas.