2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

If you're in the market for a full-size SUV, you've no doubt heard about the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This sleek and modern SUV showcases the very best in high-tech design and Volkswagen versatility, and we're here to compare it to another popular model. Check out the differences in performance and interior features between the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017 Toyota Highlander.

If you'd like to take a spin in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, give us a call or schedule a test drive appointment online. Take a look through our up-to-date online inventory to see what we have in stock, and to choose the trim level that best fits your specific needs and preferences.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Toyota Highlander
2.0-Liter I-4 Standard Engine 2.7-Liter I-4
235 HP/ 258 lb-ft Torque Horsepower/Torque 185 HP/ 184 lb-ft Torque
96.8 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Space 83.7 cu.ft.
$30,500 Starting MSRP $30,630

2018 Atlas vs 2017 Highlander Interior Cargo Space

When it comes to engine power and fun-to-drive feel, the 2018 Atlas outruns the 2017 Highlander. Both SUVs come with a standard four-cylinder engine, but the Atlas engine puts down 50 more horsepower than the Highlander, and also offers up quite a bit more in torque. With that comes a quicker take-off and a more confident acceleration, adding a little more VW style to every drive.  

Inside of the 2018 Atlas, you'll also notice a lot of cargo room and passenger space. Seating for up to seven passengers and folding rear seats don't mean the same thing between the Highlander and the Atlas. The Volkswagen SUV comes in with nearly 13 extra cubic feet of maximum cargo space, making it easier to pack up and hit the road.   

If you'd like to learn more about the 2018 Atlas, or see it in person, stop by and see us here at Joe Heidt Motors Corp. We would love to give you a tour of all the interior features and high-tech convenience options available to you. 

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Light Leather Interior
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Folding Seats Cargo Space
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Color options
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Rear Hatch Measurements

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