2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Comparison in Cerritos, CA

Midsize SUVs are a popular choice for California families, but many SUVs sacrifice an enjoyable drive and stylish good looks in favor of space and convenience. Enter the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. With its broad-shouldered look and aerodynamic coupe-like shape, it's got style and performance that most midsize SUVs lack. Or, choose the regular 2020 Volkswagen Atlas when you need genuine SUV capacity.

Learn more about the Volkswagen SUV lineup below, including what the differences are between the all-new Atlas Cross Sport and the original VW Atlas.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Exterior

Exterior Differences: 2020 VW Atlas vs. 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

The 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport is an all-new model, sharing the drivetrain, chassis, interior and front-end designs of the new 2021 VW Atlas. The 2021 Atlas and the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport are a bit longer thanks to new, bigger bumpers, but the wheelbase and chassis measurements are all identical.

The major difference is the sloping roofline of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. For a sportier look, the roofline slopes downward toward the rear. New standard LED taillamps further enhance the sporty look at the rear. LED taillights aren't standard on the regular 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Interior

Interior Differences: 2020 VW Atlas vs. 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is a three-row SUV with seating for up to seven, making it ideal for bigger families. You can get a seven-seat configuration as standard, or equip optional second-row captain's chairs for seating capacity of six and fast and easy access to the rear seats. By contrast, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport is a two-row SUV that seats five passengers. The rear bench seat is the only option and captain's chairs aren't available for the Atlas Cross Sport.

The absence of the third row means that the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport provides generous cargo capacity. You get 40.6 cubic feet with the second row in place and up to 77.8 cubic feet of cargo volume when the second row folded flat. In the regular 2020 VW Atlas, there's less cargo room when all seats are in place. When you collapse both rear rows in the Atlas, its upright posture and squared-off shape of the passenger cabin gives you even more cargo room, up to 96.8 cubic feet!

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Features

Technology & Performance: 2020 VW Atlas vs. 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

That pretty much does it for differences between these two vehicles. When it comes to features, technology and performance, both these SUVs share almost everything in common.

You'll enjoy standard touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for pairing your smartphone. Make calls, texts, stream music and mirror your maps app -- all powered by your phone. You'll also be protected by standard Front Assist automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert.

Under the hood of both models, a standard turbocharged engine provides an efficient cruise and more spirited performance than you might expect from such a sizable SUV. Or, upgrade to the even more powerful V6 and available towing package if you'll be bringing along boats, campers or other trailers.

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The smaller 2020 Atlas Cross Sport also features a smaller starting price. For an MSRP of just $30,545, you can get SUV capability and sports coupe style from the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Or, if your family would benefit from a third row of seats or extra room for cargo, the muscular 2020 Volkswagen Atlas has a starting MSRP of $31,545. Stop by McKenna VW today and see them both side by side, then take a no-pressure test drive in the one that's right for you.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport2020 Volkswagen Atlas
$30,545Starting MSRP*$31,545
235Standard Horsepower235
24 Highway MPG / 21 City MPGStandard Fuel Economy24 Highway MPG / 20 City MPG
276 Horsepower V6Engine Upgrade276 Horsepower V6
5Seating Capacity7
112 cu. ft.Passenger Volume153.7 cu. ft.
40.3 cu. ft.Cargo Space20.6 cu. ft.
77.8 cu. ft.Maximum Cargo Space96.8 cu. ft.
StandardLED HeadlightsStandard
StandardRoof RailsStandard

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.