2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 Comparison in Cerritos, CA

Two-row SUVs are perfect for getting families around Southern California -- but did you know small SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 aren't actually much bigger inside than a small sedan or hatchback? Get the size, comfort and utility you're looking for from your next sport utility vehicle at McKenna Volkswagen in Cerritos. The all-new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport combines the sleek look and practical design of a two-row SUV with the larger cabin of a bigger midsize SUV! Below, we'll show you why it's a better choice than the 2020 Toyota RAV4. With extra size, extra capability and extra style to go with it, it's worth your investment to step up to the German-engioneered excellence of the Atlas Cross Sport.

VW Atlas Cross Sport Panoramic Sunroof

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 At McKenna: Capacity

To put things in perspective, consider this: The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has an EPA-estimated 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume across its five seats. Not only is that much less than the Atlas Cross Sport, it's less than a new VW Jetta sedan! For greater comfort and ease of moving around car seats, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport gives you 112 cubic feet of passenger space. You also get much greater cargo volume.

Both models also come with standard low-profile roof rails that can hold accessories like bike carriers and surfboard holders, and both models can do some towing, too -- but the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport offers an extra 1,500 pounds of towing capacity for that ATV, camper or other trailer. There's more room for more of your life inside the Atlas Cross Sport.


VW Atlas Cross Sport Exterior

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 At McKenna: Style

On the outside, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport combines the muscular stance of the regular Atlas SUV with a more streamlined shape and superior features compared to the 2020 Toyota RAV4. The Toyota SUV provides standard 17" steel wheels, basic exterior mirrors and manual intermittent windshield wipers. At the entry level, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes with standard heated exterior mirrors and rain-sensing automatic wipers as well as stylish 18" alloy wheels. You'll have to pay more for that level of style and convenience on the 2020 Toyota RAV4.

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VW Atlas Cross Sport Digital Cockpit

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 At McKenna: Performance

With only a single engine configuration, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 just isn't as powerful as the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport. The Atlas Cross Sport provides a turbocharged four-cylinder engine just like the RAV4 at the entry level, but it makes a whole lot more power -- including more than 70 additional lb-ft of torque! Torque is crucial for making heavier vehicles like SUVs feel quick and responsive from a stop. The 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport provides the quickness you need for confident highway merging and passing. Need more power? You can also get the increased towing capacity and power of an available V6 engine as an option. A V6 engine isn't available on the 2020 Toyota RAV4 at all.


VW Atlas Cross Sport LED Headlights

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 At McKenna: Safety

When it comes to safety, these vehicles both provide sufficient protection. Optional all-wheel drive systems on both models offer selectable drive modes for superior grip and control on unpaved roads, snowy conditions and more. Both the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas (upon which the Atlas Cross Sport is based, and which has almost identical chassis engineering) and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 even earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, so they can both protect you well in the event of a crash. However, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 only earned four stars in the Overall Frontal Crash category. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas got five stars in this category from the NHTSA!


VW Atlas Cross Sport Rear Bumper

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 At McKenna: Driver Assistance

The most important driver assist technologies like forward collision warning and automatic pre-collision braking come standard on both these cars -- but the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport comes with even more standard technology to help you avoid a collision before it happens. Every 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport features blind spot monitoring and rear traffic alert as standard features. If unseen traffic is lurking in your blind spot, you'll know it, with visual and audible alerts. Rear traffic alert helps watch behind you when reversing to prevent an unfortunate parking lot fender-bender. These features are available on the 2020 Toyota RAV4, but only with a costly options package or at a higher trim level.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has a higher starting cost than the 2020 Toyota RAV4 -- but hopefully we've made the case above that you get so much more value from the VW! Not only is it bigger for greater comfort and utility, it provides more of the sophisticated features that make every drive better. Starting at an MSRP of $30,545, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport is waiting for you at McKenna Volkswagen. Take your test drive today.

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport2020 Toyota RAV4
$30,545Starting MSRP*$25,950
235Standard Horsepower203
258Standard Torque (lb-ft)184
5,000 PoundsMaximum Towing Capacity3,500 Pounds
112.0 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume98.9 Cubic Feet
77.8 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume69.8 Cubic Feet
StandardForward Collision WarningStandard
StandardAutomatic Emergency BrakingStandard
StandardBlind Spot MonitorAvailable Upgrade
StandardRear Traffic AlertAvailable Upgrade

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