2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

With the new Volkswagen Atlas model out, it’s time again to take a look at its place in the competitive field of full-size SUVs. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is as powerful and versatile as ever in its sophomore outing. Therefore, we’ve decided to match the new Atlas up against a model that has, in contrast, changed a fair bit for its new year model. For that, we’ve selected the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL.

Previously holding the title of Santa Fe while its smaller counterpart was the Santa Fe Sport, the Santa Fe Sport is now the Santa Fe and the previously named Santa Fe is now the Santa Fe XL. With that introduction covered, let’s begin. It’s the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL!

2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

3.6L V6 Engine Option 3.3L
276 hp / 266 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 290 hp / 252 lb-ft
96.8 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 80 ft3
30,895 Starting MSRP $30,850

2019 Volkswagen Atlas West Chester, PA

This matchup is quite even, but we’d still give the slight edge to the 2019 Atlas. With pricing so similar between the Atlas and Santa Fe XL, and each gaining a point on torque and horsepower respectively, the Atlas scores a big win on its own in terms of cabin and cargo space. Additionally, as a family-centric vehicle, we’d also give the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas a more positive score with its features, which include:

  • 4Motion® All-Wheel Drive
  • Overhead (Area View) Camera
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Silver Roof Rails
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Fender® Premium Audio
  • Remote Start
  • Start-Stop System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • And More!

You can find the new Atlas out and available for purchase at most Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. One place to consider for residents in the area is here at the Garnet Volkswagen dealership. Browse our online inventory and schedule a test drive with any VW model that piques your interest. The Garnet Volkswagen dealership is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania within Chester County.