Comparison - Subaru Ascent Onyx 2023 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL 4MOTION 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Viziv-7

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
41,295
Updated: 
08 Feb 2023
$
44,195
Updated: 
07 Feb 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2023
2021
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.30gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Autumn Green Metallic
#676350
Crystal Black Silica
#1A191C
Cosmic Blue Pearl
#5F6A79
Crimson Red Pearl
#86313A
Dark Mahogany Pearl
#4F2C32
Ice Silver Metallic
#E4E4E4
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#717379
Crystal White Pearl
#F5F5F5
Color: 
Tourmaline Blue Metallic
#063956
Platinum Gray Metallic
#686C6F
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Racing Green
#25412B
Aurora Red Metallic
#D60118
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#9E9E98

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Pros
Smooth, relaxed drivetrain
Pleasing interior materials
Competitive pricing

Cons
Unremarkable driving dynamics
Tight third row
Lacks innovative tech

By: 
motortrend.com

Pros
Lots of standard driver-assistance features
Spacious cabin
Above-average cargo space
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Ho-hum driving dynamics

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.

Pros
Plenty of space
Good warranty
Good tech
Relative value among competitors
Solid powertrains

Cons
A little boring
Base touchscreen is on the small side
Not fuel-efficient
Cross Sport gets lost

By: 
thecarconnection.com

VW refreshes the 2021 Atlas by adding updated front and rear ends that increase its overall length by almost three inches. Its face is graced by a more attractive three-bar grille and revised headlights, which now feature standard LED elements that continue out back. Models with the R-Line option also get new looks courtesy of its special badging, body kit, and 20- or 21-inch rims. Inside, there's a new steering wheel, updated stitching on the seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen on most models, and the latest iteration of the company's Car-Net smartphone app. The four-cylinder Atlas is now available with all-wheel drive for the first time.

Pros
No shortage of cargo or passenger space, reassuring driving manners, hard-to-beat value.

Cons
Uninspired interior aesthetic, less fuel efficient than advertised, rides rough on broken surfaces.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Restyled front and rear bodywork.Upgraded interior appointments.

Pros
Spacious interior offers ample room for passengers in all three rows
Great compromise between precise handling and everyday comfort
Straightforward, easy-to-use cabin design

Cons
Lackluster acceleration, even with the optional V6
Fuel economy lags that of most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.60L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
276hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.80in
198.30in
Width: 
86.10in
78.30in
Height: 
71.60in
70.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.40in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
57.80in
58.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.80cu.ft
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4533.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
4-way manual passenger seat adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
8-way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three zone climate control
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
11.6" infotainment display size
Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
4 months of provided satellite radio service
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Raised roof rails
Windshield wiper de-icer
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 7.5 in.
20 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
2nd-Row Dual Captain's Chairs
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Trailer Hatch Extras
Roof Rack
Hood Deflector
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Mats (Bench Seats)
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Privacy Cover
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Carpeted Mats (Captain's Chairs)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Mauro Brown, leatherette
#4B3B37
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3