Compare 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,662 $36,870
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,263 $48,480
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $41,414 $45,360
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,283 $41,930
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $28,512 $31,230
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,891 $37,120
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,558 $35,660
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,718 $34,740
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,385 $33,280
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,784 $46,860
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $41,451 $45,400
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,935 $43,740
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,602 $42,280
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,119 $41,750
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,785 $40,290
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,051 $40,580
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,717 $39,120
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2.0T S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 22 26 $29,490 $30,750
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 22 26 $32,453 $33,840
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 22 26 $34,467 $35,940
Atlas 2.0T SEL FWD 22 26 $37,793 $39,410
Atlas 3.6L V6 Launch Edition 4MOTION 17 23 $34,093 $35,550
Atlas 3.6L V6 Launch Edition FWD 18 25 $32,367 $33,750
Atlas 3.6L V6 S 4MOTION 17 23 $32,559 $33,950
Atlas 3.6L V6 S FWD 18 25 $30,833 $32,150
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE 4MOTION 17 23 $35,520 $37,040
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE FWD 18 25 $33,795 $35,240
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $37,535 $39,140
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 18 25 $35,809 $37,340
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,180 $42,940
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 18 25 $39,453 $41,140
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,742 $48,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,662
$29,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$30,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas does little wrong, but it's light on personality and a little low-rent inside—and it guzzles fuel. It's worth a look, but mostly rivals do more for less.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 61.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Leg Room (in)
27.7 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
45.6 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.9 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 117.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 55.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.7 96.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.8 20.6
Brakes
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)
12.2 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)
12.9 13.2
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 5800 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 4800 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/121
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 (Est) 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 -
Trans Type
1 8
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.59
Trans PTO Access
- No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Transfer Case Model
- None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Volkswagen Atlas
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.60
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.60
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 (Est) 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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