Compare 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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80th Anniversary 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Freedom 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Freedom 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $46,577 $48,475
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $49,519 $51,505
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $46,577 $48,475
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $49,519 $51,505
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $68,552 $71,270
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $52,289 $54,550
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $55,230 $57,580
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $86,036 $90,070
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $45,383 $47,105
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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
$40,334
$32,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,835
$33,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$557 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models. The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 60.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 153.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57 58.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 117.3
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 198.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 96.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 20.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 55.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TKY NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TKY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4576 4440
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
ERC NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
DFT NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.1
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 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2021 Grand Cherokee in stock; L model arriving
  • Lease: From $388/mo
  • Rebates: Up to $5,000 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas
  • 2021 Atlas & 2021.5 update available; 2022s coming soon
  • Lease: From $389 per month for 39 months
  • Rebate: Special offers for military, first responders and grads
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
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