Compare 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Chevrolet Traverse
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AWD 4-Door High Country
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $50,943 $53,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 17 25 $33,580 $35,200
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 17 25 $37,683 $39,500
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $39,495 $41,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $46,459 $48,700
Traverse AWD 4-Door RS 17 25 $43,979 $46,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door High Country 18 27 $48,844 $51,200
Traverse FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,770 $29,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 18 27 $31,672 $33,200
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 18 27 $34,057 $35,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $37,587 $39,400
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $43,979 $46,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door RS 18 27 $41,976 $44,000
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $32,075 $33,445
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $30,251 $31,545
Atlas 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $35,287 $36,795
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $33,464 $34,895
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $37,204 $38,795
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $35,382 $36,895
Atlas 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,656 $42,395
Atlas 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $45,260 $47,195
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $32,084 $33,455
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $30,260 $31,555
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $35,296 $36,805
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $33,474 $34,905
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $37,253 $38,845
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $35,431 $36,945
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,685 $42,425
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $45,289 $47,225
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,595 $40,245
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,773 $38,345
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $39,938 $41,645
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,116 $39,745
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,412 $44,225
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,591 $42,325
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $47,014 $49,025
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $48,646 $50,725
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,042 $45,925
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,220 $44,025
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,548 $40,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,724 $38,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $39,890 $41,595
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,068 $39,695
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,384 $44,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,560 $42,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $46,987 $48,995
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $48,617 $50,695
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,012 $45,895
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,191 $43,995
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $31,411 $32,755
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $29,590 $30,855
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $34,625 $36,105
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $32,802 $34,205
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $36,581 $38,145
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $34,759 $36,245
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,015 $41,725
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $44,618 $46,525
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $38,451 $40,095
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 18 23 $36,102 $37,645
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $39,793 $41,495
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 18 23 $37,444 $39,045
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,741 $43,525
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 18 23 $39,918 $41,625
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,345 $48,325
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $47,973 $50,025
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $43,371 $45,225
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 18 23 $41,550 $43,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,943
$32,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$33,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$557 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with an update on the way next year. The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
39 40.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.57 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 117.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.51 -
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 198.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
56.77 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 55.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
89.75 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
98.2 96.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.77 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 20.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.1
Steering Type
Electric variable-effort Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4440
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x- TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LFY NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.14
Trans Order Code
M3V NA
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
auxiliary spring aids Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 2021 Traverse selection robust
  • Lease: From $329 for 36 months
  • Rebates: 10% off MSRP for all buyers
  • Finance: APR offers on pause
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas
  • 2021 Atlas & new 2021.5 update available
  • Lease: From $319 per month for 39 months
  • Rebate: Up to $1,000 in unadvertised savings
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
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