2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

It is almost here! The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is expected to arrive at our dealership in just a few weeks and we are looking forward to finally show it to you! We have already had several shoppers stop by and ask about the all-new crossover. These shoppers (along with us) know that when it comes to crossovers, there are several options on the market—even from the same brand! We expect that one of the biggest competitors for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas will be its smaller sibling, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

3.6L V6
Engine Options 3.6L V6
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 7,716 pounds
6 to 7 Seating Capacity 5
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 32.1 / 64 cubic feet

Sizing Differences for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017 Volkswagen Touareg

Let us start by saying that we love both of these wonderful models equally, but each one has different features that may work better for you over the other one, and we want you to be happy with your purchase.

The Volkswagen Touareg has been around for more than a decade and is a great choice for singles, couples, or small families. The midsize crossover features seating for five, along with a 32.1 / 64-cubic foot cargo space. It does, however, offer a heavier towing capacity.

The Volkswagen Atlas, on the other hand, is firmly placed in the full size crossover market thanks to its additional length (about 10 inches longer than the Touareg), 7-passenger seating, and 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8-cubic foot cargo space. This model is perfect for large families or those who need to take a lot of gear on their many adventures.

If you have any questions about our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Volkswagen Touareg comparison, please contact us or stop by our dealership to talk to our sales team.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving along seaside highway
Headlight of 2017 Volkwagen Touareg
2018 Volkswagen Atlas heading towards the city
2017 Volkswagen Touareg at night

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