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The differences between the 2022 VW Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport

Front 3/4 view of a VW Atlas above a 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport on a road

2022 Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: which to choose?  Even if these two models share many similarities –like performance and added technologies-, they nevertheless show many differences in terms of their signature look and interior space.

Arbour VW, your Volkswagen dealership in Laval, close to the North-Shore of Montreal, tells you all about these VW SUVs’ features!

2022 VW Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: prices, versions, dimensions

Each 2022 VW Atlas vs VW Atlas Cross Sport version counts on 4 different models:

2022 Atlas
Trendline Comfortline Highline Execline
$ 40 595 $ 45 695 $ 50 495 $ 56 695
2022 Atlas Cross Sport
Trendline Comfortline Highline Execline
$ 39 495 $ 44 595 $ 49 395 $ 53 395
Front view of a 2022 VW Atlas with its headlights on parked on a road

2022 VW Atlas

Front view of a 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport with its headlights on parked on a road

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport

The biggest difference between the Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport is found in the interior space: in fact, the first has 3 rows of seats and can welcome up to 7 occupants, while the second has space for 5 people.

Moreover, there are differences in terms of available interior volume as well, and this is true both for passengers and their luggage:

Version : Atlas Atlas Cross Sport
Cargo space (1st, 2nd, 3rd rows) 583-1,572-2,741 liters 1,141/2,203/n.a. liters
Wheel-base 2,980 mm
Head clearance (1st, 2nd, 3rd rows) 1,049/1,027/972 mm 1,000/961/n.a. mm
Legroom (1st, 2nd, 3rd rows) 1,058/955/856 mm 1,058/1027/n.a. mm
Interior of the 2022 VW Atlas with its 3 rows of seats

Interior | 2022 VW Atlas

The back seat of a 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport

Interior | 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport

2022 VW Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: aesthetic differences

As abovementioned, the most striking difference between the 2022 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport is in terms of Design.

In fact, even if the two models have a modern and athletic silhouette, the Cross Sport’s design is much sportier and reminds us of a sports coupe. Regardless of what model you choose, you will definitely be turning heads wherever you go!

Several exterior colours are also available for both vehicles: depending on the selected version, the Atlas Cross Sport comes in 3-7 different body colours (white, grey, blue, red and variations of these).

As for the 2022 Atlas, you will also have the choice between 3 to 7 body colours, depending on selected model as well.

Interior

When it comes to interior design, both models offer spacious and inviting interiors, with outstanding finishes and several different options for these.

The 2022 Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport offer, depending on selected versions, several interior choices:

  • Atlas: 1 to 3 choices of finishes: titan black, quartzite black, brown/black and Shetland/quartzite
  • Atlas Cross Sport: 1 to 3 choices of finishes: black/quartz, cinnamon/black, burgundy/black

Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: technical specifications and features

On top of having a striking design and a spacious interior, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport also offer solid performance.

Engines and power

When it comes to engines, these two VW SUVs offer the same, depending on selected version.  Added technologies are also quite similar.

Atlas and Atlas Sport 2.0 L 4- cyl. Turbo w/ 235 HP 3.6 L V6 w/ 276 HP
Trendline X
Comfortline X
Highline X
Execline X

Depending on the engine hiding under the hood, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport will tow anywhere between 2 000 pounds (4- cylinder) and 5 000 pounds (V6).  You should also take note that they are both standard equipped with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Front 3/4 view of a 2022 VW Atlas driving on a road

2022 VW Atlas

Front 3/4 view of a 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport driving on a road

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport

Safety and Driver Assist Technologies

In line with the Volkswagen tradition, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport offer a long list of standard and optional safety technologies.

So, depending on version and options selected on either SUV, here is what you could find aboard:

  • Pre-collision warning with emergency braking
  • Road Sign Recognition
  • Blind Spot and Rear Cross-Traffic surveillance
  • Driver Assistance
  • And much more.

Added Technologies aboard

You are passionate about added technologies?  You will love the Atlas and Atlas Sport!  In fact, here is a glimpse at what you may find on board: wireless cellphone charger, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, digital cockpit, performant Fender audio system, navigation, ventilated and heated front seats, heated steering wheel and electric tailgate (amongst other things). 

Cockpit of a 2022 VW Atlas all its on-board technologies

Conclusion

If you are looking for an SUV with a sporty look and solid performance, the Atlas Cross Sport is an excellent choice!  If you like to have extra space for your family and loved ones, then the 3 rows of seats in the 2022 Atlas will cater to all of your needs!

To find out more about this 2022 Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport, our Volkswagen promotions and financing options, come and visit us at Arbour VW today!  We are situated in Laval, close to Boisbriand and Blainville.

2022 VW Atlas vs Atlas Cross Sport: in a glimpse

VW 2022 VW Atlas 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport
Price Between $ 40 595 and $ 56 695 Between $ 39 495 and $ 53 395
Available versions 4
Engines
  • 2.0 L 4- cylinder turbo w/ 235 HP
  • 3.6 L V6 w/ 276 HP
Drive 4MOTION
Towing Between 2,000 and 5,000 pounds
Cargo Space 583-1,572-2,741 liters 1,141-2,203 liters
Fuel Consumption
  • 11.7/10 L/100 km (4 cyl.)
  • 13.8/10.4 L/100 km (V6)
Rear 3/4 view of a 2022 VW Atlas driving on a road

2022 VW Atlas

Rear 3/4 view of a 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport driving on a road

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport

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