The differences between the 2022 VW Atlas vs 2022 Toyota Highlander
Demand for midsize SUVs keeps increasing. It is thus perfectly normal that we should pay special attention to this type of vehicle. This dual between the 2022 VW Atlas vs 2022 Toyota Highlander will serve to show what each vehicle has to offer and, ultimately, pick a winner!
Arbour VW, on the North Shore of Montreal, in Laval, close to Boisbriand and Blainville, tells us more about these midsize SUVs.
2022 VW Atlas vs 2022 Toyota Highlander: prices, versions, dimensions…
The very first difference that is clearly noticeable between the 2022 VW Atlas vs 2022 Toyota Highlander are the prices. In fact, the 2022 Atlas SUV offers versions that are priced between $ 41,595 and $ 57,695, while the 2022 Highlander SUV prices (MSRP) play between $ 47,139 and $ 59,879.
When it comes to the available versions, the Highlander presents the LE AWD, XLE AWD, XSE AWD, Limited AWD, Platinum AWD on top of a hybrid version. If you take into consideration all of these versions and variants, there are a total of 11, which means making a choice proves incredibly difficult!
The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is much more pragmatic; it offers the Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, Execline, on top of the all-new Cross Sport version.
A quick look at the dimensions makes it clear straight away that you will enjoy a lot more space in the Atlas vs the Highlander. The Atlas is 5,097 mm long, 1,990 mm wide and 1,788 mm high, while the Highlander is smaller, being 4,950 mm long, 1,930 mm wide and 1,730 mm high.
Here is another important fact: the cargo space offered by the Atlas is significantly more generous than the one offered by the Highlander: 1,571 liters (2,741 liters with seats folded down) compared to 1,370 liters (2,387 liters with seats folded).
All in all, as you have seen above, you will have a greater value for your money with the Volkswagen Canada 2022 Atlas.
All experts agree that the Volkswagen Atlas has the silhouette of a full size sporty and modern SUV. As for the Highlander, we can say that it does not generate much of a reaction. Daniel Rufiange has this to say about it in the 2022 version of L’Annuel de l’automobile: “perhaps it quenches the thirst, but has no flavor… there is no wow factor!” 1
Spacious, efficient with its third row of seats, the 2022 Atlas offers a minimalist interior with loads of storage, generous legroom and large cargo space. As for the Toyota Highlander, it offers a modern and user-friendly interior with good materials. The only issue is that it is clearly less spacious than its rival, and even most of the other SUVs in its category, for that matter.
2022 VW Atlas vs 2022 Toyota Highlander: technical specifications
Both SUVs offer interesting features. Let’s take a look at these in greater detail to get a better overall idea of how they compare.
Powertrain and power
The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas has two very efficient engines:
|2022 Volkswagen Atlas||Powertrain||Power/performance|
|Trendline||2.0 L 4- cylinder turbo||235 hp / 258 lb-ft.|
|Execline||3.6 L V6||276 hp / 266 lb-ft.|
When it comes to the Toyota Highlander, it only offers one fuel engine:
|2022 Toyota Highlander||Powertrain||Power/performance|
|LE AWD||3.5 L V6||295 hp / 263 lb-ft.|
The hybrid versions of the Highlander offer a combined power of 243 horsepower.
Safety features and driver assist technologies
When it comes to active safety features, both vehicles are well equipped. However, it is easy to notice that the Volkswagen SUV can also rely on road sign recognition and remote parking assist, which are not found on the Toyota.
The midsize Toyota SUV has an 8- inch touch screen (12.3- inch optional touch screen), Apple CarPlayMD and Android AutoMD connectivity, Bluetooth, voice activated text messaging and navigation. When it comes to the 2022 Atlas, it also has navigation, Apple CarPlayMD and Android AutoMD connectivity and the Bluetooth App-Connect, a phone application that allows you to control the vehicle, a wireless phone charger, etc.
As you have seen above, both midsize SUVs offer innovative features. However, in a duel like this one, there has to be a winner!
All of the above data and information only serve to show that the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is a greater value for money, it offers more space and versatility as well. It is perfect for large families who love adventure!
Come and discover the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Atlas in Laval, with your Arbour VW dealership. A seasoned team of passionate experts is waiting for you!
The 2022 VW Atlas vs 2022 Toyota Highlander at a glance
|2022 VW Atlas||2022 Toyota Highlander|
|Prices (MSRP)||$ 41,595 - $ 57,695||$ 47,139 - $ 59,879|
|Versions||Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and Execline + Cross Sport Version||LE AWD, XLE AWD, XSE AWD, Limited AWD, Platinum AWD and hybrid|
|Cargo space||1,571 L (2,741 liters with seats folded)||1,370 liters (2,387 liters with seats folded)|