|2020 Toyota Highlander||Vs.||2020 VW Atlas|
|✔||Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Serra Platinum Package (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Toyota Safety Sense||X|
|3.5-L, V-6||Base Engine||Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|8||Max. Passenger Capacity||7|
|5,000 lbs.||Std. Towing Capacity||2,000 lbs.|
It seems like each passing model raises the level of competition among every automaker’s crossover SUV. That is certainly true with the freshly updated Toyota Highlander. Serra Toyota customers shopping for their first, or next three-row crossover SUV will probably benefit from knowing the differences between the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. While the 2020 Highlander is the latest in a long history of strong crossover SUVs from the manufacturer, the 2020 Atlas is a very worthy competitor. However, future owners of the 2020 Highlander will have more standard performance to work with, which translates into more standard towing capacity. Additionally, the 2020 Toyota Highlander can hold more passengers when it’s properly configured. Start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Highlander today by calling, 205-847-1841.
Both the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Volkswagen Atlas are equipped with three rows of seats. People considering the 2020 Highlander can choose between trim grades that can hold seven or eight passengers. The 2020 Atlas is only able to accommodate seven people. To be sure, the 2020 Highlander can offer a lot of internal cargo volume. When the Toyota crossover SUV has all three rows of seats deployed, there will still be 16 cubic-feet available. Stowing the third row expands that space to 48.4 cubic-feet and it can make a total of 84.3 cubic-feet available when properly configured. In the interest of honesty, the 2020 Atlas does offer a little more cargo volume. Both vehicles make a smartphone-compatible infotainment system standard equipment as well as an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander employs a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque with the option of offering front- or all-wheel-drive. Every 2020 Highlander trim grade available at the Serra Toyota showroom can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Gasoline-powered iterations of the 2020 Highlander will be able to achieve 20 miles per gallon in the city or more and as much as 28 miles per gallon on the highway. VW Atlas owners will need to choose between a turbocharged four-cylinder or naturally-aspirated V-6 engine, that uses an eight-speed automatic of its own. However, neither of them makes as much power as the engine used by the 2020 Highlander.
Interestingly the 2020 Atlas with the four-cylinder engine struggles to match the fuel economy score demonstrated by the Highlander.