2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander
2022 Volkswagen Atlas


2022 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP


Passenger Capacity

21 city / 25 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

21 city / 29 hwy
276 hp

Maximum Horsepower

295 hp
96.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

84.3 cubic feet

If you’re a Overland Park driver looking for a new, spacious SUV, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas and 2022 Toyota Highlander are probably pretty high on your list. If you’re having trouble deciding which is the best for your Lenexa lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place! Although the Highlander has more seating capacity and better fuel economy, the Atlas is more affordable and has more space for everyone to enjoy. Read more about the Highlander vs. the Atlas below!

Atlas vs. Highlander: Performance & Cost

When considering a new vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re getting in the vehicle. That’s why we created a quick comparison of the performance and cost of a Highlander vs an Atlas. You’ll find that the Highlander has slightly higher performance, but not by much. Considering that the Atlas is the more affordable option between the two and it gets better fuel efficiency with the standard engine, it’s clear that the Volkswagen Atlas is a smarter choice. Take a look at the comparison chart below:

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Engine:

  • Cost: $33,900
  • Standard Engine: 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
  • Horsepower: 235 hp
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft
  • Fuel Efficiency: 21 mpg city/ 35 mpg hwy

2022 Toyota Highlander:

  • Cost: $35,405
  • Standard Engine: 3.6L V6 engine
  • Horsepower: 295hp
  • Torque: 263 lb-ft
  • Fuel Efficiency: 21 mpg city/ 29 mpg hwy

Atlas vs. Highlander: Dimensions & Interior Spacing

Space is important to drivers with families. The Highlander has one extra spot for a passenger, but the Atlas has more overall space for each person and their belongings. When taking weekend trips to Shawnee, this SUV is perfect! Take a look at the dimensions of both vehicles below:

2022 Volkswagen Atlas

  • Front/Second/Third Headroom: 41.3 in/40.4 in/38.3 in
  • Front/Second/Third Legroom: 41.7 in/37.6 in/33.7 in
  • Front/Second/Third Hip Room: 58.2 in/58.0 in/45.1 in
  • Passenger Volume: 154.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 96.8 cubic feet

2022 Toyota Highlander

  • Front/Second/Third Headroom: 39.9 in/39.4 in/36.1 in
  • Front/Second/Third Legroom: 40.4 in/41.0 in/27.7 in
  • Front/Second/Third Hip Room: 57.2 in/57.0 in/45.6 in
  • Passenger Volume: 141.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 84.3 cubic feet

Atlas vs. Highlander: Interior Features

We know it’s important that you and your passengers are safe in your vehicle while having fun. For that reason, we think the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is a smart choice as it includes top-of-the-line safety features and interior amenities so everyone can enjoy the ride. Below is just a short list of some standard amenities you get to enjoy when you ride in an Atlas:

  • Volkswagen IQ.Drive
  • Volkswagen Car-Net
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
  • App Connect
  • Intelligent Crash Response System

Check out the new 2022 Volkswagen Atlas with Bud Brown Volkswagen!

It’s time to experience our brand new SUV! Visit us any time for a test drive and our finance team will help you with the purchasing process. Apply for financing before you arrive to have an even better experience! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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