New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Differences

The Volkswagen Atlas has shown to be one of the most capable SUVs available today. Available in the Springfield, IL area from Green Volkswagen, it is an incredible combination of driving performance and SUV utility. For 2020 VW decided to introduce the new 2020 Atlas Cross Sport mid size SUV. A direct sibling to the original Atlas, the Atlas Cross Sport is innovative. While they both share amazing features and performance, they also have their own unique identities.

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport Performance

Both vehicles have nearly identical performance capabilities. Each comes with a 2.0 Liter 4-cylinder and 3.6 Liter V6. Both the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 Atlas Cross Sport achieve 235 horsepower (4-cylinder) and 276 horsepower (V6) so there is no performance loss either way. As well, each have identical towing capacities of up to 5000 lbs. Additionally 4Motion all-wheel drive is available for both as well. No matter what way you go there is no performance loss. That being said, the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport would be the quicker of the two as it is a lighter vehicle. For those who prefer driving for the love of driving this may be something to consider.

New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Performance

Atlas Atlas Cross Sport
  • 235 horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter 4 cylinder
  • 235 horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter 4 cylinder
  • 276 horsepower 3.6 liter V6
  • 276 horsepower 3.6 liter V6
  • 20 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway (2.0 turbo 4 cylinder FWD)
  • 21 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway (2.0 turbo 4 cylinder FWD)
  • 4Motion all-wheel drive is available
  • 4Motion all-wheel drive is available



  • 2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport Technology

    As with the performance, both have fairly similar technology. Both feature the innovative Volkswagen Virtual Cockpit which displays vehicle info, navigation and more in high resolution in lieu of traditional gauges. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport both have Apple CarPlayⓇ and Android Auto™ support. The 2020 Atlas Cross Sport does feature a wireless smartphone charger which the 2020 VW Atlas does not and can have an up to 10 inch display while the 2020 VW Atlas display offers up to 8 inches.

    Atlas Atlas Cross Sport
  • Volkswagen Virtual Cockpit
  • Volkswagen Virtual Cockpit
  • Available 8 inch color display
  • Available 10 inch color display
  • 20 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway (2.0 turbo 4 cylinder FWD)
  • 21 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway (2.0 turbo 4 cylinder FWD)
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  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Technology Features



    2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport Safety Features

    New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Safety Features

    One great thing about both the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas and 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is you do not compromise on any safety features either way. Both offer refined essential safety features. These include Automatic post collision braking, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control , anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock , and engine brake assist. Passive safety features include Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, crash-optimized front end and Intelligent Crash Response System. Park Assist, Adaptive cruise control, High Beam Control, Lane assist with Blind spot monitor and Front Assist with pedestrian monitoring are also available on both.




    2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport Exterior

    The outside of the 2020 Volkswagen Cross Sport is of course quite different than the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. That being said they of course share the same design motifs and are clearly related. The 2020 VW Atlas has a power liftgate with closing assist. While slightly more basic the liftgate on the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is still hands free. The one other exterior trade off is while the Atlas is available with fog lights the Cross Sport has LED tail lights. The Cross Sport also has larger available wheels at 21 inches vs the Atlas available 20 inch wheels.

    Atlas Atlas Cross Sport
  • Fog Lights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Power liftgate with closing assist
  • Hands free liftgate
  • 20 Inch Wheels
  • 21 Inch Wheels
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  • Panoramic sunroof
  • New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior



    2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport Interior

    The major difference in the two vehicles is most apparent on the inside. The main thing being that the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport trades out a third row seat for second row bench seat as it has a much greater sport orientation. Each offer V-Tex leatherette seating. Also, while they both have Climatronic® automatic climate control the traditional Atlas features 3-zone while dual-zone is offered in the Cross Sport catering to less occupants. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas also has 2nd-row Captains Chairs as an option. Both have multiple USB ports however the advantage does go to the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport with 5 over the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas seating for 4.

    New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Interior
    Atlas Atlas Cross Sport
  • Climatronic® 3-zone automatic climate control
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 4 USB ports
  • 5 USB ports
  • Available 2nd-row Captains Chairs
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    Why Buy From Green Volkswagen near Springfield, IL?

    At Green Volkswagen you will find more than your new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. You will find some of the best people in the Springfield, IL area to help you with all your Volkswagen and automotive needs. You get more than just an amazing vehicle at Green Volkswagen. You receive years of some of the best automotive customer service available. At Green Volkswagen you will find a wide selection of vehicles including the 2020 Atlas for sale as well as new and pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles. The financing department at Green VW will get you a highly competitive rate. Above all else, the staff at Green Volkswagen is committed to giving you the highest quality services and vehicles in the Springfield, IL area.

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