For the longest time, sedans were the dominating vehicle on the road. Maybe you even had a sedan as your first car. However, over the years we saw a shift in popularity. SUVs and crossovers starting to increase in sales among different demographics. Families loved the extra rows of seating, young drivers enjoy the performance they provide for off-road driving, and travelers enjoy the extra cargo space they provide. No matter what your reason is for wanting an SUV, we have the perfect option for you.
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize SUV that will provide you with comfort, convenience, power, and space. However, this SUV has a lot of competition in the market. One of these competitors is the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. This SUV provides strong counterpoints but we’re here today to show why the Atlas is the better choice. If you’re curious to see how these two models stack up, read on for our 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade comparison.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Hyundai Palisade
|20.6 cubic feet||Cargo Space||18.0 cubic feet|
|21 / 24 / 22 mpg||Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)||19 / 26 / 22 mpg|
|8.0 inches||Ground Clearance||7.9 inches|
Looking at our comparison table, you can see that both models have impressive features. However, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas wins against the 2021 Hyundai Palisade in almost every category. Starting with the first row, we see that the Volkswagen Atlas has a lower starting MSRP with the Hyundai Palisade being almost $1,000 more.
Moving on to the second row, while both SUVs offer decent cargo space, the Volkswagen Atlas has almost two more cubic feet of cargo space available. In the third row, these SUVs are almost tied. While the Atlas has better mileage in the city, the Palisade has better mileage on the highway. This leads to them having the same combined fuel economy rating. This category comes down to where you do most of your driving.
The final row, ground clearance, is a good category to look at for anyone who might be going on rougher roads. While they are almost neck in neck, the extra 0.1 inch of ground clearance on the Volkswagen Atlas will make a big difference. If you are interested in the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, feel free to schedule a test drive today.