Have you begun your search for an SUV that not only fits the whole family but has enough space for daily errands, modern technology, and an impressive safety system? Two vehicles you should add to your list are the Volkswagen Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade.
So, which car might better meet your needs? Our team at Elgin Volkswagen put together this comparison to see how the VW Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade stack up for drivers around Elgin, IL. Read on to find out!
MAX CARGO SPACE
Both the VW Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade are great SUVs for gathering the whole family and hitting the road. Both vehicles fit seven people with plenty of space left over for luggage. You'll need all the room you can get when driving the kids around, going on road trips, or transporting larger items around town.
If you’re looking for easy access to load and unload your cargo, either one of these vehicles would work for you. Both the VW Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade come with available hands-free liftgates.
Whether you’re carrying huge boxes or multiple grocery bags, you’ll love the convenience of a hands-free liftgate. While both models have this convenient feature, the VW Atlas allows you to use more of its interior space for supplies, gear, or other items you need to haul in your SUV.
The Hyundai Palisade has a total of 86.4 cubic feet of cargo space. With all seats upright and in use, the Palisade still has an impressive 18 cubic feet of cargo space. You can fit the rough equivalent of six large suitcases.
The VW Atlas has even more room for cargo with a total of 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With all seats upright and occupied, you’ll still get 20.6 cubic feet of space, equaling roughly seven suitcases. That amount of space can make the difference between a comfortable road trip and someone riding with luggage on their lap.
Both the VW Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade have plenty of technology to keep you connected on the road. Each vehicle comes standard with an infotainment system and touchscreen, making it easy to connect your phone and follow directions.
With these infotainment systems, you can connect your smartphone to your SUV with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You can stream your favorite music, use your smartphone's navigation, and answer calls or texts through your SUV.
Both the VW Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade come equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot, so your passengers can stream shows on their devices, do last-minute homework, or even scroll through social media.
One way the VW Atlas begins to separate from the Palisade is with the available Volkswagen Car-Net®. Volkswagen Car-Net® is a mobile app that provides access to your VW Atlas when you’re not in the vehicle.
You can remotely start your VW Atlas, get parking information, receive Family Guardian alerts, and more.
Getting safely from Point A to Point B is a priority. To help you have peace of mind while you're on the go, the VW Atlas and the Palisade both come equipped with safety and driver-assist features. Which one has more standard features, though?
The Palisade’s suite of features is called Hyundai SmartSense. The VW Atlas has a collection of driver-assist features called IQ.DRIVE®. Standard features they have in common are:
These features will ensure you get to your destination with confidence.
The IQ.DRIVE® suite of driver-assist features offered with the VW Atlas has something the Hyundai Palisade does not.
IQ.DRIVE® creates driver-assist programs, such as the available Travel Assist. This semi-autonomous feature uses cameras and sensors to help with steering, acceleration, and braking to make your commute easier.
When you look at the Volkswagen Atlas and the Hyundai Palisade, they seem evenly matched at first. However, with its safety technology, connectivity, and size, the VW Atlas moves ahead of the Hyundai Palisade.
Are you interested in test driving the VW Atlas around Elgin, IL? Visit Elgin Volkswagen and let our team put you behind the wheel.
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