Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL 4MOTION 2021 - vs - Lexus RX 450hL Luxury 2020

General

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas
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Average Price: 
$
44,195
Updated: 
07 Feb 2020
$
56,460
Updated: 
22 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
7
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Nori Green Pearl
#535739
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Moonbeam Beige Metallic
#A49D93
Obsidian
#090909
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2020 Lexus RX 450hL comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.New front and rear fascia, new suspension hardware.New optional 12.3-inch touchscreen and increased standard safety equipment.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard.

Pros
Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction
Advanced safety features come standard
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

Cons
Third-row space is tight for anyone other than small kids
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Lexus RX Hybrid ranked #4 in Luxury Hybrid and Electric SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent gas mileage
Serene ride
Upscale interior

Cons
Not as fun to drive as rivals
Subpar cargo capacity
Sloped roofline limits visibility and cargo utility

By: 
usnews.com

The RX's exterior looks sporty and aggressive but its driving dynamics tell a different story.

Pros
Great real-world highway fuel economy,
plenty of safety equipment,
cushy ride.

Cons
Clumsy handling,
frustrating infotainment system controls,
mediocre acceleration performance.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
29.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
Horsepower: 
276hp
at 6 200rpm
308hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
196.90in
Width: 
78.30in
74.60in
Height: 
70.00in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.90in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
30.90in
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
55.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
58.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
7.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4905.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
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
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
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: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
20 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
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: 
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
2nd-Row Dual Captain's Chairs
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Trailer Hatch Extras
Roof Rack
Hood Deflector
Splash Guards
Universal Tablet Holder
Color Heads-Up Display
Key Gloves W/Lexus Logo
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Cargo Net
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Carpet Cargo Mat
Key Gloves W/F Logo
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)
Touch-Free Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Triple Beam LED Auto-Leveling Headlamps
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Door Edge Film By 3M
Body-Side Moldings
Running Boards
Triple Beam LED Auto-Leveling Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Roof Rack Cross Bars

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Mauro Brown, leatherette
#4B3B37
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Color: 
Black, premium leather
#000000
Noble Brown, premium leather
#95755C
Birch, premium leather
#BCBCB7
Parchment, premium leather
#D7D1C1