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.
|2018 Volkswagen Atlas||VS||2018 Mitsubishi Outlander|
|12||Number of Trims||5|
|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|
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.