There have been many battles fought in the crossover SUV market, and it is easy to understand why. These vehicles offer a lot to families, especially ones who are always on the go or heading off for adventures for the weekend. When you get into the three-row SUV class, which includes the popular Toyota Highlander, there are many things you must consider before you decide to pack the whole crew into the family automobile for a weekend on the lake. So, it’s no surprise that the Highlander has plenty of competition. Let’s go over a 2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas comparison to see how these two models differ.
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
|295 HP||Base Horsepower||235 HP|
|8||Standard Seating Capacity||7|
|5,000 Pounds||Standard Towing Capacity||2,000 Pounds|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
The Highlander comes with a stronger engine right out of the gate, not to mention a higher seating capacity. You can opt for eight-passenger seating or seven-passenger seating as you climb the Highlander trim ladder, depending on how you want to configure this SUV. Even with that capacity, you still can fit 16 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row and fold the third and second rows down for a maximum of 84.3 cubic feet of cargo room.
If you’re looking to tow a trailer with your ATVs or a boat or even just items on moving day, you’ll have more standard towing capacity available to you right at the beginning of the Highlander model lineup with its 5,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity. The base model of the Atlas tows 2,000 pounds, but you do have the option to climb the Atlas trim ladder and pay thousands of dollars more to get that 5,000-pound towing capacity in that SUV.
We’re just getting started. The 2021 Toyota Highlander has many features that families and adventurous spirits will enjoy. Are you interested? Contact us to learn how you can get behind the wheel today.