Why Should You Choose the Volkswagen Atlas Over the Subaru Ascent?

If you're looking for a new SUV that is spacious and family friendly but still fun to drive and packed with features, then the Volkswagen Atlas could be a great fit for you. This vehicle offers enough room for the whole family, along with comfortable seats and a variety of safety features that we think you'll appreciate. It also offers a powerful engine, responsive handling and high-tech features for a drive that you're going to love.

Other new 3-row SUVs, such as the Subaru Ascent, also offer great performance and features that you can enjoy. So why should you choose the Atlas over the competition? Below, you can learn more about what the Atlas has to offer that makes it a better choice than the Subaru Ascent.

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Volkswagen Atlas vs Subaru Ascent

  • The Atlas offers more power, at 276 horsepower, than the Ascent, at 260 horsepower, so you can enjoy a more exciting and energetic drive.
  • Both vehicles offer all-wheel drive, however the Atlas also offers four selectable drive modes for a customized ride with conditions-specific handling; the Ascent does not offer this feature.
  • Each model offers three rows of seats and split-folding rear seats. The Atlas also adds easy third-row access with tilting and sliding second-row seats for a simpler experience; the Ascent does not offer this feature.
  • The Atlas is available right now, whereas the Ascent won't be available to drive until next summer.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot

That Atlas has a lot to offer that makes it a great fit for families in the Silver Spring area. It's spacious, fun to drive and packed with features designed to add safety and convenience to your ride. But this vehicle finds some competition in the Honda Pilot, which also offers ample space and modern features. So what is it that makes the Atlas a better choice than the Pilot?

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  • The Atlas is more affordable than the Pilot, allowing you to save money.
  • Both models offer powerful V6 engines. Additionally, the Atlas offers a more efficient turbocharged engine that you can choose if you prefer. The Pilot does not offer this option.
  • The Atlas offers available Sport Mode for more athletic handling; the Pilot does not offer this feature.
  • Inside the Atlas, you'll find 153.7 cubic feet of passenger space and 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Pilot only offers 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • With 33.7 inches of third-row legroom, your passengers can stay comfortable in the Atlas. The Pilot only offers 31.9 inches of third-row legroom.
  • You can enjoy the convenience of the Overhead View Camera in the Atlas, which shows you all sides of your vehicle. The Pilot only offers a Multi-Angle  Rear View camera.
  • Parking Distance Control with Maneuver Braking makes parking simpler in the Atlas. The Pilot does not offer this feature.
  • With the VW Car-Net sunroof rain notification feature, the Atlas will alert you if the sunroof is left open when there's rain in the forecast; the Pilot does not offer this feature.

If you're interested in learning more about the VW Atlas, come on over to our Silver Spring Volkswagen dealership serving Washington DC. We would be happy to show you our available models, answer any questions you might have and then arrange a test drive so you can decide if this vehicle is the right fit for you. Visit us at any time and we'll help you get started.