2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

Many families need an SUV. That's the reality of it. No other type of car has enough seating and space to lug around all you need when you have a family of 4 or more. Beyond that, most parents feel more secure driving their family around in a larger vehicle with a bigger and thicker frame for safety reasons. Still, there's a fine line where a vehicle's size changes from practical to cumbersome. Drivers want the space that an SUV offers, but don't want to be driving around a vehicle that's too large. It's no fun driving a giant SUV that turns chunks of the road into blind spots and makes every park job a nervous exercise of trying not to scratch or bump other vehicles.

The best kinds of mid-size SUVs offer the perfect package for this kind of compromise. They create a vehicle that's easy to handle and maneuver while still offering plenty of seating and storage space. Today, we'll take a look at 2 of the most top-rated mid-size SUVs out there: the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. How do they measure up?

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Mazda CX-9
3.6 L V6 Base Engine 2.5 L inline 4
156.7 cu. ft. Interior Space 149.5 cu. ft.
96.8 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Capacity 71.2 cu. ft.
$30,500 MSRP $32,130

2018 Volkswagen Atlas West Chester, PA

This choice is a close call, as both mid-size SUVs are excellent, top of the line SUVs, but for very different reasons. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 offers some of the best fuel efficiency you can find in an SUV along with a beautiful design inside and out. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas meanwhile excels in all the areas that the 2018 Mazda CX-9 lacks. The 2018 Atlas is packed with a beastly engine and has a huge amount of room for cargo and spacious seating. If you're looking for size, space, and practicality, then you can't go wrong with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This also fails to mention the 2018 Atlas's edge in technology, with available features that include:

  • Driver Personalization
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • VW Car-Net®
  • And more!

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 are out now. You can find the 2018 Atlas available at your nearest Volkswagen retailer. Those living in Chester County, Pennsylvania can find the 2018 Atlas, along with the rest of Volkswagen's current catalog, available for purchase at Garnet Volkswagen. Located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, you can reach us by phone or on location. Stop in and our sales team can assist you in any way possible!

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior front seat, dashboard, and steering wheel
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Front Seats Interior
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