2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

For its 2021 model year, the Volkswagen Atlas full-size SUV returned, refreshed and improved in every way with new styling and updated features, and yet unchanged in pricing for drivers to take advantage of.


Having previously covered the changes of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas here at Volkswagen of Downtown LA, it’s now our responsibility to see how the changes of this VW SUV compare to its competitors. Therefore, we’ll take today to match up the new Atlas against the similarly refreshed Highlander model from Toyota. It’s the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2020 Toyota Highlander!


202Volkswagen Atlas


2020 Toyota Highlander

3.6L V6 V6 Engine Option 3.5L V6
8-Speed Shiftable Automatic Standard Transmission 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Available All-Wheel Drive Available
96.8 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 84.3 ft3
$31,545 Starting MSRP $34,600

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Los Angeles, CA

Both the Volkswagen Atlas and the Toyota Highlander models substantially improve with their mid-generation updates. However, the advantages of the Volkswagen Atlas still shine through with more space and convenience for a more affordable price. As for additional feature highlights, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas model has the following to offer its driving audience:

  • 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive with Active Control
  • Climatronic® 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Dynamic Road Sign Display
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • LED Exterior Lighting with Cornering and Fog Lights
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Overhead View (Area View) Camera
  • Power Tilting/Sliding Panoramic Sunroof
  • Remote Power Liftgate
  • Remote Start
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • V-Tex Leatherette and Leather Seating Options
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • And More!

Shop for, test drive, and buy your own Volkswagen Atlas model here at the Volkswagen of Downtown LA dealership. To get started, please browse through our online inventory to view current VW models in stock! For more information, please feel free to contact our team online, over the phone, or on-site at our store located in Los Angeles, California where we serve the greater county area with Volkswagen sales and service!