The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas offers a bold design, advanced connectivity, powerful engine, driver-assistance features, and refined interior. However, before you decide to buy it, you would want to learn how it measures up against the competition. To give you an idea, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner, which is one of its fiercest competitors in this segment.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Toyota 4Runner
||Engine Horsepower (hp)/Engine Torque (lb.-ft.)
||Fuel Economy: City/Highway (mpg)
||5-speed ECT automatic|
As seen in the table above, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has an edge when it comes to engine horsepower, fuel economy, and transmission. In terms of interior comfort, it utilizes its three-row layout to seat seven adults. What's more, it has a passenger volume of 153.7 cu.-ft. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner has a passenger volume of 128 cu.-ft.
In terms of cargo space, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has a maximum cargo volume of 96.8 cu.-ft. when all rear seats are folded down. When the third row is folded, the cargo capacity is 55.5 cu.-ft., and when all seats are up, the cargo capacity is 20.6 cu.-ft. Meanwhile, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner has 9 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind its third row and 46.3 cu.-ft. when the third-row seats are folded. When all rear seats are folded, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner has a total cargo space of 88.8 cu.-ft.
Thus, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has an upper hand in terms of passenger and cargo space. If you’re interested in taking the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas for a spin, schedule a test drive at Donaldson’s VW in Sayville, NY.