2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Are you shopping for a new crossover for your growing family? Then you have made the right choice by coming to Donaldsons Volkswagen! The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has become a customer favorite for families on the go. However, the Atlas is a member of a very competitive market and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is a top rival. Let us explain what makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas the better buy.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC 

3.6L V6 DOHC

Engine Options 3.3L V6 DOHC
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 13.5 / 40.9 / 80.0 cubic feet
6 to 7 Seating Capacity 6 to 7

How Big is the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is part of the midsize crossover segment, but it is at the larger end of the spectrum. It is the first Volkswagen model to offer seating for up to seven passengers – all of whom will enjoy lots of leg, elbow, and head room. Passengers who are assigned to the third row of seats will also have an easier time entering or exiting the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas thanks to the easy fold-and-slide seats that can be found in the second row (which can still be folded down when outfitted with baby car seats or toddler-age booster seats). 

Despite all of the space for passengers, cargo space was not sacrificed in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Behind the third row of seats, the cargo space measures 20.6 cubic feet. For bigger adventures or shopping trips, the cargo space can increase to 55.5 cubic feet when the third-row seats are folded down, and again to 96.8 cubic feet when the second-row seats are collapsed. 

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please visit our dealership.

Front dash and seats in 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Rear/side profile of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas near the ocean
Steering wheel and VW Car-net App-Connect infotainment system in 2018 Volkswagen Atlas