2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

Comparison image of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2021 Toyota Highlander

There are but a few names that can compare to the Volkswagen Atlas when we speak of crossover SUVs, except maybe, the Toyota Highlander. Both these crossovers have unique features to bring to the table, which make them the most sought-after models in the market. But choosing one over the other could become a tad challenging, especially if you are an amateur who knows little about crossovers. Let Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, help you out in this regard. We have compared the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2021 Toyota Highlander to each other to make the research process easy for you. Read along to make an informed choice and enjoy a decent return on your investment.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas


2021 Toyota Highlander

3.6-L, V6 Engine Options 3.5-L, V6
266 lb.-ft. Torque 263 lb.-ft.
96.8 cubic-feet Max. Cargo Volume 84.3 cubic-feet
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs.

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is a Crossover with a Hoard of Epic Features

Not only does the Atlas look elegant, but it also has some of the best features that you can ever find in a car. The comparison chart might be able to provide you with some insight into the same and help you make an informed decision.

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is driven by a 3.6-liter V6 engine and has a torque of 266 lb.-ft., which is quite a decent figure. The Highlander, on the other hand, produces only 263 lb.-ft. of torque. The difference might not seem like a lot, but when you take the cars out for a spin, the numbers will make themselves noticed.

Plus, with the Atlas, you are free to pack as much as you want on any ride. The Atlas offers 96.8 cubic-feet of cargo space which is nothing but a delight for those who cannot travel light. Also, with a towing capacity that goes up to 5,000 lbs., you can expect the Atlas to come through for most of your towing and hauling needs.

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