2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

There’s a new SUV on the market, and you may be surprised at what it has to offer. The Atlas is here, and we are putting it to the test right now with our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Chevy Traverse comparison. Find out which model comes out on top.

When it comes to style, the Traverse is dated to say the least. It has all the looks of a minivan without the sliding doors. The Atlas on the other hand, is forward looking. As an all-new design, this model has a lot to prove, but right out the gate, it has stylish lines and a bold but classic look that is definitely futuristic and definitely VW.

You can see our VW Atlas inventory in West Chester by clicking the link below. Garnet Volkswagen maintains a large inventory of Volkswagen vehicles, and we are proud to accept the all-new Atlas into the family.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2018 Chevy Traverse

22 City MPG 18
6 Years / 72,000 Miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Available All-Wheel Drive Available
5,000 Pounds Max Towing 5,000 Pounds

How do the VW Atlas and Chevy Traverse compare?

The Atlas was built for both the city and the country, and that becomes obvious when you look at the wide disparity in city mpg. The Atlas provides 4 mpg more than the Chevy competition. When you feed the numbers into the combined fuel economy equation, the VW stills ends up on top with 24 mpg combined compared to the Traverse with its 21 mpg combined.

What’s truly astounding about the Atlas, is the wonderful warranty that they are backing it up with. Not only do you get a 6-year or 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, but you also get the same for your powertrain. The Chevy on the other hand only offers 5 years or 60,000 miles on its powertrain.

When it comes to capability, you may be surprised at how similar these two vehicles are. The Atlas and the Traverse both provide options for all-wheel drive across their entire lineups and when properly equipped they can both tow up to 5,000 pounds. That’s enough for all your toys for sure.

The main difference between these two models when it comes down to capability is in exterior size. On the inside, the Atlas provides comparable room for both passengers and cargo, but on the outside, the Atlas is a full 8 inches shorter and nearly 4 inches narrower while still maintaining a wider rear wheel track. This means that the Atlas is more maneuverable and easier to fit into tight spaces both horizontally and vertically.

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