Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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2.4T 8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 2.4T 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,601 $44,695
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2.0T S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 22 26 $29,628 $30,895
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 22 26 $32,697 $34,095
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 22 26 $34,423 $35,895
Atlas 3.6L V6 S 4MOTION 17 23 $32,697 $34,095
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE 4MOTION 17 23 $35,766 $37,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE FWD 17 24 $34,039 $35,495
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $37,492 $39,095
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 24 $35,765 $37,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $39,362 $41,045
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 24 $37,637 $39,245
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,425 $43,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 24 $39,698 $41,395
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,411 $48,395
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $43,294 $45,145
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 24 $41,568 $43,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,027
$29,628
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$30,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it. The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
45.9 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.5 58
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.7 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
40 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 198.3
Liftover Height (in)
32 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 117.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.8 20.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.5 55.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.5 96.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.2
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6001 5622
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 2000 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/146 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5600 235 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.47 0.67
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 - 0.75 5.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.81
Trans PTO Access
No No
Trans Type
8 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Ascent Volkswagen Atlas
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.44 3.60
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.44 3.60
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.3
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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2019 Subaru Ascent
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  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $379 per month for 39 months
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