2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander

2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander

With a spacious 96.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and a sizeable exterior and interior that befits its name, the 2023 Atlas is the perfect SUV for families looking for a well-rounded, all-rounder mid-size SUV. In this comparison from Karen Radley Volkswagen in Woodbridge, WV, you'll see how the best-selling 2023 Volkswagen Atlas compares with another best-selling mid-size SUV, the 2023 Toyota Highlander. Stick around to learn more or click the inventory button to start searching for your new VW Atlas.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas


2023 Toyota Highlander

2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder engine 3.6L V6 engine Engine Options 2.4-L Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder engine Hybrid powertrain—2.5-liter 4-cylinder
235 hp and 258 lb.-ft. 276 hp and 266 lb.-ft. Horsepower and Torque 265 hp and 310 lb.-ft. 243 hp and 175 lb.-ft.
154.0 cubic feet Max. Passenger Volume 141.8 cubic feet
96.8 cubic feet Max. Cargo Volume 84.3 cubic feet

What Makes the 2023 Volkswagen Better?

The 2023 Volkswagen Atlas offers many advantages over the 2023 Toyota Highlander, the first being the price. With a starting MSRP of $34,600, the Atlas is a full $1,820 more affordable than the 2023 Highlander. And for that price, you get a much better-looking, well-equipped package that offers two engine options – a fuel-efficient 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 235 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, and for those who need more power, a 3.6L V6 powertrain with 276 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque that offers up to 5,000 pounds of towing power.

The Atlas also offers significantly better interior space with its 154 cubic feet interior passenger volume and flexible seating configuration options. You can choose the Atlas in either a two-row, five-seat configuration or get the three-row variant with seating for up to seven passengers.

That's not all. The 2023 Volkswagen Atlas offers plenty of bang for the buck with standard features like:

  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit: 8-inch digital instrument display
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen AM/FM radio with USB input
  • Automatic LED headlights & LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Black roof rails
  • Poor Weather Lights
  • Heated front seats
  • Engine Start-Stop System
  • Advanced Airbag Protection System with six airbags and much more!

Interested in the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas? Check out the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas at Karen Radley Volkswagen, or schedule a test drive today!