If you’re looking for an SUV with a bold design, interior comfort, advanced connectivity, and enhanced driver-assistance features, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is for you! However, before you decide on buying it, you might want to learn how it stacks up against the competition. Thus, to give you an overview, at Ontario Volkswagen in Ontario, CA, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner.
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is available in eight trims: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is available in nine trims: SR5, Trail Special Edition, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Venture Special Edition, Limited, Nightshade Special Edition, and TRD Pro. For a fair comparison, we have equated the base trims of both the models, i.e., 2021 Volkswagen Atlas S vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner SR5.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
|2021 Toyota 4Runner|
||Fuel Economy – City/Highway/Combined (mpg)
||Cargo Volume behind Front-Row Seats (cu. ft.)
As seen in the table above, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas does have an edge on certain parameters. When it comes to safety, both SUVs are equipped with the safety system of their respective OEMs. Thus, while the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is offered with the IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assistance technology, the 2021 Toyota 4Runner comes with a Toyota Safety Sense™. However, the 2021 Volkswagen comes with certain features such as the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Intelligent Crash Response System, and Emergency Assist, which are unavailable on the 2021 Toyota 4Runner.
Both SUVs are pegged at the same level when it comes to technology. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is equipped with the third-generation modular infotainment matrix (MIB3). This infotainment system features a glass-covered 8.0-inch display, wireless App-Connect with multi-phone pairing, enhanced voice recognition, and two illuminated USB-C ports. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is available with an 8-inch touchscreen, USB media port, and hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology.
We believe the 2021 Volkswagen is a better bet when it comes to interior space, safety, pricing, and fuel efficiency. If you’re interested in taking the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas for a spin, schedule a test drive at Ontario Volkswagen in Ontario, CA, today.