2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE 3.6L 4Motion (AWD) vs 2017 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5L
The Volkswagen Atlas offers a comfortable ride that takes on road bumps well, while still keeping a quiet interior. With a very clear infotainment system up front, with some models featuring a great touchscreen system, and great steering wheel controls, the Atlas is simply to drive and control. This, combined with the great safety features like forward collision warning, make the Atlas a top choice for many SUV shoppers. However, how does the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas compare to the 2017 Toyota Highlander?
Third Row Space
If you are comparing these two vehicles, then 3rd row space is essential in your decision. You want something that is going to have enough room for the people in the very back and to have everyone in their own space. This is where the Volkswagen Atlas excels compared to the Highlander. With more head and leg room, the two most important parts of feeling like you have space, the Volkswagen Atlas is going to leave your passengers more comfortable. The Highlander, though, does have 1/10th of an inch more shoulder room.
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The second piece, of course, with a larger SUV is the cargo space. This vehicle needs to be able to haul all your sporting equipment, weekend getaway gear, and everything else your family desires. The Volkswagen Atlas crushes the Highlander in all three levels. With all three rows up, the Atlas has over half a foot more space than the Highlander. With the back two rows down, the Atlas has over a foot more space than the Highlander.
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