Comparison - Toyota RAV4 XLE 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Vanguard

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

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Model: 
Average Price: 
26,900
Updated: 
22 Feb 2018
$
41,445
Updated: 
13 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#8F0503
Black
#000000
Black Currant Metallic
#412F3D
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Hot Lava
#962E21
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
Super White
#F7F7F7
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Color: 
Deep black pearl
#000000
Platinum Gray Metallic
#686C6F
Tourmaline blue metallic
#063956
Aurora Red metallic
#D60118
Pure Gray
#9B9B9B
Pyrite Silver metallic
#9E9E98
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Pure White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2018, the RAV4 gains a new Adventure trim level. It combines the XLE's equipment with the SE's sportier styling elements, then adds a few of its own styling flourishes and a tow package as well as raises ground clearance from 6.1 inches to 6.5. It also gets exclusive access to a new Cold Weather package that adds a variety of heated items. Interestingly, the SE trim level also gains the same extra ground clearance, which seems counter to its sportier, on-road mission.

PROS
One of the largest, most versatile cargo areas in the segment
Advanced safety and driver aids come standard
Rides smoothly in a variety of conditions

CONS
Ho-hum driving experience
Interior has a utilitarian look and feel
Modest acceleration from the only engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 ranked #12 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Toyota RAV4 has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of standard safety features
Large cargo area for the class

Cons
Uninspiring interior styling and materials

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.

Pros
Roomy, well-packaged interior
Lots of standard safety tech
Wide range of trim levels
Rides well
Thrifty hybrid

Cons
Not all that polished
Adventure is an oddball
Quirky looks
Fuel economy is mid-pack

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Atlas Cross Sport is a stylish mid-size two-row SUV, but it's too similar to its three-row namesake to stand out from the crowd.

Pros
Spunky styling,
tons of available features,
roomy interior.

Cons
Ho-hum driving dynamics,
truncated cargo space,
shorter powertrain warranty than main rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.All-new two-row midsize SUV based on the popular three-row Atlas.Introduces the first generation of the Atlas Cross Sport.

Pros
Spacious interior with straightforward cabin design
Good combination of athletic handling and everyday comfort
Stylish exterior design

Cons
Not very quick to accelerate, even with the optional V6
Lower fuel economy than some competitors

By: 
edmunds.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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
176hp
at 6 000rpm
235hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet

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: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
195.50in
Width: 
72.60in
78.30in
Height: 
67.10in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
40.40in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.40cu.ft
77.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.40cu.ft
40.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3605.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 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: 
Bucket front seats
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In
20 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
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 front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
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: 
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
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: 
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
"Plus" Extra Value Package
"Power Premium" Extra Value Package
"Power Plus" Extra Value Package
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards
Paint Protection Film (Hood And Fender)
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Special Color
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Accessory Towing Kit
Hood Deflector
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Shift Knob
Cargo Net-Envelope
Carpet Mat Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net Hammock
Interior Light Kit
Heated Fabric Front Row Seats
Door Sill Protectors
Door Sill Applique
All-Weather Liner Package
Tonneau Cover
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink
Carpeted Mats
Luggage Net
Privacy Cover

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1C1C1C
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Dark Beige, leatherette
#D9B382