2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 GMC Terrain SUV Comparison in Cerritos, CA

The Volkswagen Atlas was the first three-row SUV that VW designed with the American consumer in mind -- and it was an instant success. To capture the two-row premium SUV market, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport joined the lineup in 2020. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has the size and spaciousness of a midsize SUV with a sportier look and a more spacious cabin with the removal of the third row. As a result, you'll enjoy greater comfort in the VW Atlas Cross Sport compared to rivals from other brands like the 2020 GMC Terrain. We'll prove it to you in the head-to-head comparison below!

Atlas Cross Sport Cargo Area

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Size & Design

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is derived from the three-row, midsize 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, but with a sloping roofline for a more sporting appeal. As a result, it's noticeably larger than the 2020 GMC Terrain. The result is more comfort and utility! With 112 cubic feet of passenger volume, you and up to four of your friends and family will have extra comfort and room to stretch out in the Atlas Cross Sport. That's almost 9 additional cubic feet compared to the GMC Terrain. You also get nearly 15 cubic feet of greater maximum cargo volume when you collapse the second row of seats.

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport also has a more sophisticated look with standard LED headlights, taillamps and aluminium roof rails. LED Headlights and roof rails will cost you extra as options on the 2020 GMC Terrain.

Atlas Cross Sport Wireless Charging

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Features & Technology

When it comes to comfort, both these SUVs have similar features at the entry level, like folding cloth seats and air conditioning, with luxurious options like a panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery available as upgrades. However, when it comes to technology, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport outpaces the 2020 GMC Terrain. They both feature a touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for your connected smartphone. But the VW Atlas Cross Sport also comes standard with a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and Volkswagen Car-Net® Remote Access. From an app on your phone, you can monitor the health of your vehicle, find it in a crowded parking lot, lock and unlock the doors and so much more. Similar technologies are available on the 2020 GMC Terrain, but not at the entry level. You'll have to pay more to get this level of connectivity if you choose GMC.

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Atlas Cross Sport V6

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Performance

The standard engine you get in the 2020 GMC Terrain isn't nearly as powerful as what you get from Volkswagen. The 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport gives you an extra 65 horsepower and an additional 55 lb-ft of torque compared to what you get from the GMC Terrain at the entry level. You can get a more powerful engine as an option on the GMC Terrain, but it still doesn't give you as much power as the available V6 in the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport. Equipped with the available V6, the Atlas Cross Sport can even tow up to 5,000 pounds! The 2020 GMC Terrain can only tow 3,500 pounds, even with its available engine upgrade.

Furthermore, both cars offer an optional all-wheel drive system for greater all-weather and all-terrain confidence.

Atlas Cross Sport On Road

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 GMC Terrain: Driver Assistance

At the entry level, both these cars protect you with standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. That said, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport gives you even more! It comes standard with rear traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. Blind spot monitor can alert you if traffic is hiding in your blind spot so you can reconsider that lane change. And on the VW Atlas Cross Sport, rear traffic alert monitors the area behind your vehicle when reversing, so unseen traffic passing behind you in a crowded parking lot doesn't take you by surprise. It can even provide braking support if you fail to apply the brakes in time on your own. On the 2020 GMC Terrain, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert will cost you more as extras -- and the optional rear cross-traffic alert system does not come with braking support.

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With a starting MSRP of $30,545, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a little bit more costly than the 2020 GMC Terrain -- but when you consider how much more power, capability, safety and style you get from the Volkswagen SUV, we think you'll agree that it's well worth your investment. Find out more during your test drive! We can't wait to show you why the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is such a great fit for your life in Southern California.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport2020 GMC Terrain
$30,545Starting MSRP*$28,400
235Standard Horsepower170
258Standard Torque (lb-ft)203
77.8 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume63.3 Cubic Feet
112.0 Cubic FeetEPA Passenger Volume103.2 Cubic Feet
5,000 PoundsMaximum Towing Capacity3,500 Pounds
StandardLED HeadlightsAvailable Upgrade
StandardRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
StandardBlind Spot MonitorAvailable Upgrade
StandardRear Traffic AlertAvailable Upgrade

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