Comparison: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Toyota Highlander

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has just arrived!


It is more than just a three-row SUV.It is a family hauler. Whether you are taking the kids to school, to practice, to Disneyland or to the beach, the Atlas is designed for maximum space, comfort and versatility. Plus, it is all designed with the latest technology and superb German engineering you demand and deserve.


San Fernando Valley consumers are picky and want something that can do the commute and the shopping with ease. Our customers have been looking at the Toyota Highlander in comparison to the all-new Atlas. Let us see how they stack up with each other.



2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL

V6 4Motion

2017 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD

Engine (Standard)

3.6 Liter V6 – 276 HP

3.5 Liter V6– 295 HP

Combined Fuel Economy

19 MPG

23 MPG

Curb Weight

4502 lbs.

4508 lbs.

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Up)         

55.5cu. Ft.

42.3 cu. Ft.

Base Price





The real difference between the Atlas and the Highlander…


  • Better passenger space utilization for seven passengers
  • More expansive cargo area
  • Better value across the board
  • Excellent connectivity through Car-Net, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • German engineering and technology


The Atlas comes in three trim levels – S, SE and SEL, offering an array of standard equipment and safety features to keep it going through its paces. With a starting price of just $30,500, the all new Volkswagen Atlas brings value for money to the table like none before.


You can see our inventory of the all-new 2018 Atlas at Volkswagen Van Nuys. Come for a test drive and check out our deals for this new member in the Volkswagen lineup.