2019 VW Atlas Vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner

Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and white 2019 Toyota 4Runner, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Toyota 4Runner are two premium SUVs coming from across the pond, although the pond that one must cross to get to their makers’ headquarters is different in each case. Nonetheless, as Americans continue to clamor for SUVs more than ever before, both of these machines find themselves near the head of the pack.

For the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, many previously available driver-assistance features have now been standardized. The 2019 Toyota 4Runner, for its part, gets a new Nightshade appearance package for its Limited trim, while the TRD Pro trim also gains some new features.

But enough about what’s new. What are the differences between the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and the 2019 VW Atlas?

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Toyota 4Runner

$30,895 Starting MSRP $35,310
Up to 22 city / 26 highway Fuel Economy Up to 17 city / 21 highway
5,000 lbs Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs
198” L x 78” W x 70” H Dimensions 190 – 191” L x 76” W x 72” H
235 to 276 hp Horsepower 270 hp
20.6 cubic feet, 96.8 with seat area Cargo Volume 46.3 to 47.2 cubic feet, 88.8 to 89.7 with seat area

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In addition to a higher price tag, the 2019 Toyota 4Runner suffers from an aging interior design, a low fuel economy, a stiff ride quality, and a paltry infotainment screen. The 2019 VW Atlas, on the other hand, boasts an intuitive infotainment system, a more acceptable fuel economy, and a lower price. Thanks to its larger size, it provides more total cargo space and interior room. Despite that larger size, it drives like a smaller vehicle.

Where the 2019 Toyota 4Runner does excel is in off-road capabilities. It also has a higher reliability rating than the 2019 VW Atlas. And though we have to give it credit for its large cargo space, the 2019 Atlas has even more. The 2019 VW Atlas is the machine to satisfy your daily needs and still boasts the room to take what you need for your weekend adventures.

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