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 20 26 $29,628 $30,895
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 20 26 $32,697 $34,095
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 20 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 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.5 153.7
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
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.5 58
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 67.2
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
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 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)
13.1 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)
19.3 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4430 4222
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 - 0.75 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.60
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.47 0.67
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.99
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.81
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Ascent Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 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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