See Why the Volkswagen Atlas Blows the Subaru Ascent Away

October 17th, 2018 by

Recently, Cars.com ran a test to compare the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent. What they found went beyond the 2018 Volkswagen simply winning, but it exceeded the expectations of everyone involved, especially when dealing with comfort, powertrain and handling. Let’s take a closer look.

Superior Comfort

When it came to testing these three-row SUVs, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won hands-down for front-seat comfort as well as second and third-row comfort. The judges commented that the front seats felt like your favorite worn-in recliner. In the second row, there is ample knee clearance and large seats. In addition, the Atlas holds adults in the third row, while the Ascent was clearly built to carry children.

Lots of Cargo Room

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also won when it came to cargo space. Not only is there room for more, but it’s easier to load thanks to the lower load-in height. As far as in-cabin storage goes, there’s a small tray on the center dashboard to hold everything loose you have on hand. There’s also a large bin in front of the gearshift.

Finish it Off with Superior Handling & Powertrain

When it came to the handling, the Atlas took higher marks yet again. The steering is quick and the grippy tires offer more control. The judges were also impressed by the acceleration of the V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Test Drive a Winner

If you need a new family vehicle that offers roomy seats, tons of storage capability plus superior drivability, you want to test drive the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas near Elmhurst, IL. Three-row SUVs can be fun to drive as the Atlas proves. That’s why you should visit us now at Larry Roesch Volkswagen, where we have a wide inventory of new Volkswagen models for sale near Chicago, IL, and are staff of VW experts is waiting to help you find the right model for you. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas in Bensenville, IL, we look forward to seeing you soon.