Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4MOTION 2020 - vs - Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

Jeep Liberty

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Average Price: 
$
44,395
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
$
36,085
Updated: 
24 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
15.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Platinum gray metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Color: 
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Hydro Blue Pearl Coat
#3D7EBA
Olive Green Pearl Coat
#5B5C4A
Light Brownstone Pearl Coat
#A99F93
Velvet Red Pearl Coat
#4E0B1C
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Sangria Metallic Clear Coat
#7C0E13
Spitfire Orange Clear Coat
#F75900
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Space comes before pace with the roomy 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

Pros
Massive interior
Rides well
Easy third-row access
Spacious cargo area

Cons
Not fast
Not efficient
Not stylish
Not luxurious

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy seats in every row
Cavernous cargo bay
User-friendly infotainment system
Carlike handling
Great fuel economy

Cons
Underpowered engines
Some downmarket cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

Now standard with VW Car-Net telematics app, free for five years.SE w/ Technology R-Line models and up get hands-free liftgate and parking sensors.SE w/ Technology models and up get 20-inch wheels; SEL Premiums upgrade to 21-inch wheels.The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.

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

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

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021 Previously optional advanced safety features are now standard.More standard comfort and convenience features on each trim.New Latitude Lux and related 80th Anniversary editions debut.

Pros
Available V6 and turbocharged engines provide smooth, assertive power
Suspension smooths out rough surfaces
User-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen on many models
Trailhawk offers excellent off-road capability for a small SUV

Cons
Sluggish acceleration with the base engine
Less cargo capacity than other small crossovers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.

Pros
Excessive off-road talent
Refined turbo-4
Better looks than before
Good active safety features

Cons
Pricey compared to class
Poor gas mileage
No hybrid
Cramped interior

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, Jeep gives the Cherokee several newly standard active safety features. These include automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and more. The lineup also benefits from reshuffled standard features. For instance, the base model adds heated exterior mirrors and one-touch up/down front side windows; the Trailhawk adds a heated steering wheel and front seats as well as remote start. There's also a new 80th Anniversary Edition that's based on the Latitude LUX trim level, so it inherits all the same standard features. Highlights include Granite Crystal 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, power-adjustable front seats, the larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, and more.

Pros
Tows more than its competition, multiple powertrain options, class-leading off-road capability.

Cons
Drives bigger than compact rivals, interior isn't exactly spacious, less cargo space than top competitors.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.20L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
239ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
276hp
at 6 200rpm
271hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
38.00Feet

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: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Roadside Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Rear Parking Sensors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
182.00in
Width: 
78.30in
74.90in
Height: 
70.00in
67.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
67.20in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
107.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
40.30in
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
49.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
54.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
25.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
29.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
32.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
4250.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -way power driver seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Vinyl/Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Center Armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear 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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
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
USB Connection
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear power liftgate door
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED Headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Emergency Braking Assist
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
2nd-Row Dual Captain’s Chairs
Sun, Sound & Navigation Group
Technology Group
Comfort/Convenience Group
Premium Leather Package
Trailer Tow Group
Quick Order Package 27E
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Extras
Hood Deflector
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Front License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Carpeted Mats (Bench Seats)
Privacy Cover
Carpeted Mats (Captain's Chairs)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Color: 
Black, vinyl/cloth
#000000
Black, premium leather
#000000