2018 VW Atlas vs 2017 Mazda CX-9

Shopping for a new family vehicle can be very tricky. You need to find something that drives well, is efficient, has plenty of safety, and is comfortable for all the passengers hanging out in the back. It may seem daunting, but we’re here to help you through it. Take a look through our 2018 VW Atlas vs 2017 Mazda CX-9 comparison page to learn more about two leading models.

Both the 2018 VW Atlas Atlas and 2017 Mazda CX-9 are great options for those who want a new vehicle ready for a big family. Each comes with seven seats at the base level and are competitively priced at $30,500 for the Atlas and $31,520 for the CX-9. You’ll also be able to do a bit of towing in both models, which can be useful for family trips or hauling things home.

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2018 VW Atlas Differences between the 2018 VW Atlas and 2017 Mazda CX-9 2017 Mazda CX-9
$30,500 MSRP $31,520
154 cu.ft. Passenger Volume 135 cu.ft.
Two Engine Options One
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Not Available

Differences between the 2018 VW Atlas and 2017 Mazda CX-9

Despite both having a similar shape, number of seats, and price range -- the 2018 VW Atlas and 2017 Mazda CX-9 also have a number of differences that make these two models very distinct. For instance, while the two both come standard with smaller I-4 engines that focus on fuel efficiency, the 2018 VW Atlas also has a second available engine, a 3.6L V6. With this large V6 engine, the 2018 Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which exceeds what the Mazda CX-9 is able to do.

The 2018 VW Atlas also pulls ahead of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 when it comes to providing a comfortable seat for all of its passengers. The Mazda CX-9 only offers 135 cu.ft. of passenger volume, despite having the same number of seats as the VW Atlas, which has an astounding 154 cu.ft. of passenger volume. The 2018 Atlas is also the clear choice when it comes to tech features since it comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

Want to see the 2018 VW Atlas in person to see if it’s the right new SUV for you? Stop by Garnet VW to see our available inventory!

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