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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9

When the Volkswagen Atlas entered the crossover SUV segment a few years ago, our manufacturing partner knew it wasn’t going to be easy to pull focus from the many established models in the class. However, they have succeeded in making a splash with the three-row platform and, for the upcoming model year, the vehicle is ready to take the next step. A comparison between the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 will provide plenty of insight into what is available at this level of this portion of the automotive industry. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas will be available in eight trim grades, S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. For 2021, VW engineers and designers have made a few adjustments to the Volkswagen Atlas that include several styling upgrades. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 VW Atlas today by calling, 855-660-8226.

As vehicles in this specific class of the industry, interior space is going to be very important to potential owners of the 2021 VW Atlas or 2021 Mazda CX-9. Team Gunther VW customers choosing to take the 2021 Atlas home will have three rows of seats to work with that will be able to hold up to seven passengers. A Mazda CX-9 will also feature three rows and offer spots for six or seven people. Both vehicles will have very competitive legroom dimensions. However, the biggest difference between the 2021 Atlas and 2021 CX-9 will be cargo volume. Owners of the Atlas will have 20.6, 55.5 and 96.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind its third, second and first rows of seats, respectively. There is no interior configuration of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 that can match these cargo volume figures. Starting in the third row, the 2021 CX-9 will offer 14.4 cubic-feet. Folding that row down will offer up to 38.2 cubic-feet available, with a maximum of 71.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume.


2021 VW Atlas


2021 Mazda CX-9

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Base Engine Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
235/258 Horsepower/Torque 227/310
7 people Max. Passenger Capacity 6 or 7 people
96.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 71.2 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Volkswagen provides the 2021 VW Atlas with two engine options. Base models of the 2021 Atlas will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If more performance is required, a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine can be equipped. This power plant will make 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. On the other side of the equation is the 2021 Mazda CX-9 with its turbocharged 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. It will make 227 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Mazda owners can get a small boost in performance if they use more expensive premium-grade gasoline.



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.