2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Are you looking for a family-friendly vehicle that comes with three rows of seats? Then you have come to the right place! Volkswagen's all-new 3-row Atlas is one of the newest members of the highly-competitive midsize crossover market – and in the few months that it has been available, it has really impressed both drivers and critics. In order to show you just how awesome this all-new vehicle is, we are placing it in a comparison with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. 

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
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2.0L turbo 4-cylinder 

3.6L V6 

Engine Options

2.4L MIVEC SOHC I-4

3.0L MIVEC SOHC V6

2,000 pounds (4-cylinder) 

2,000 to 5,000 pounds (V6) 

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds (I-4)

3,500 pounds (V6)

20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet  Cargo Space 10.3 / 34.2 / 63.3 cubic feet

What Makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Better Than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander?

While the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander are technically classified as midsize crossovers, the Outlander is actually closer in size to the newly-redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan (don't forget to read our 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander comparison). This means that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is bigger all around – which makes it a better choice if you have a growing family that is always on the go and has a taste for adventure. 

With the 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8-cubic foot cargo space, you will have enough room for every single piece of gear that you want to take along on your journey – including your daughter's make-up trunk because she wants to turn your family camping trip into a "glamping" trip. 

The stronger towing capacity will also allow you to pull a bigger trailer so that you can bring more toys (like a boat or the family's collection of ATVs) on your next adventure. 

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please visit us here at Donaldsons Volkswagen. 

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

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