2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

Now that we’re deep into 2018, many of you may have forgotten about the Touareg. Advertised as Volkswagen’s luxury SUV, it provided drivers with premium features at an affordable price. While it has been discontinued, there is a bigger and perhaps better model to take note of. See what we mean in this comparison between the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg.

The larger Atlas has already captivated drivers with it combination of utility and technology. The raw power under the hood will give you a little extra boost, and while the base model has a smaller engine than the Touareg, you can upgrade to the same 3.6L V6 engine if you so choose. Take a look at some of the similar features these two share in the table below!

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2017 Volkswagen Touareg

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder; 3.6L V6 Engine Options 3.6L V6
2,000 to 5,000 lbs Towing Capacity 7,716 lbs
7 Seating Capacity 5
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 32.1/64 cubic ft

How do the Atlas and Touareg differ?

While we were sad to see the Touareg go, we’ve noticed a lot of buzz going on about the Atlas, especially because of all the extra cargo space it has. While standard cargo space is greater in the Touareg, the 2018 Atlas has much more maximum cargo space due to its larger size. It fits more passengers too! There are plenty of things to love about the 2018 Atlas. Some of the notable specs and features in this midsize SUV include:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Hands-free Easy Open power liftgate
  • 17 cupholders
  • 12.3-inch digital display with available World Map Navigation View
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Remote Start
  • Overhead View Camera
  • and much more!

Curious to see what else the 2018 Atlas has to offer? We have these models here at Hall Cars, and you can make one your own. Learn more by getting in touch with the team here at Hall Cars or scheduling a test drive here on our website!

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