A VW Atlas & Atlas Cross Sport

With a variety of stylish and versatile SUVs, Volkswagen is a great place to begin the search for your next family vehicle. Team VW has taken a closer look at two popular models in the following 2020 VW Atlas vs. 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport comparison page. To see what's available at our dealership in Merrillville, IN, browse our Atlas inventory and Atlas Cross Sport inventory pages. To speak with a Team VW representative, call (888) 824-9154 or send us a message online.

Performance Specs

The 2020 Atlas and Atlas Sport share two engine configurations, each delivering a unique blend of performance and fuel economy. If you have plans of towing, the added utility of the 3.6L V6 will be especially intriguing. Performance specs for Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport engines are as follows:

2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder

Horsepower: 235 hp

Torque: 258 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy): 20/24

Max. Towing Capacity: N/A

3.6L V6

Horsepower: 276 hp

Torque: 266 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy): 17/23

Max. Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs

The interior of the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport Interior

Interior & Cargo Space

While the 2020 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport both offer heated and ventilated front seats, a power panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, and more, there are some key differences you should be aware of. Notable Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport interior differences include:

  • The 2020 Atlas provides seating for seven or eight, and measures in at 96.8 cu.-ft. of maximum cargo space. The smaller Atlas Cross Sport seats five comfortably with 77.8 cu.-ft. of cargo capacity. 
  • The 2020 Atlas is standardly equipped with dual-zone automatic temperature control, and can be upgraded to a Climatronic® three-zone system. The Cross Sport only offers a dual-zone climate control system. 
The interior of the 2021 VW Atlas

Technology Features

The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport have the smart and convenient tech features that modern drivers demand. Whether you're behind the wheel or just along for the ride, you can enjoy the following Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport technologies:

  • Premium color multifunction display
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • 6.5- or 8-in. touchscreen
  • GPS navigation system
  • Fender® premium audio system
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Remote start system

A couple walking to their 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport


In order to provide as much peace of mind as possible, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport provide drivers with a plethora of advanced safety systems. Standard and available safety features found in the 2020 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport include:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Park distance control and parking steering assistant
  • Overhead view camera
  • Rear view camera system

Pricing & Offers

The 2020 VW Atlas starts at $31,545 MSRP, while the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport starts at $30,545 MSRP. Once you've found your favorite model in our Atlas inventory or Atlas Cross Sport inventory, consider pairing it with an offer from our Atlas incentives and Atlas Cross Sport incentives pages. To claim your offer or learn more, call (888) 824-9154 or contact us online.

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