Compare 2019 Toyota Highlander vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Toyota Highlander
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $34,256 $37,520
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,903 $49,180
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $42,053 $46,060
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,877 $42,580
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $29,060 $31,830
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $34,893 $38,220
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $33,561 $36,760
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $32,265 $35,340
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,932 $33,880
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $43,378 $47,510
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $42,045 $46,050
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $40,529 $44,390
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $39,196 $42,930
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,711 $42,400
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $37,378 $40,940
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,598 $41,180
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,264 $39,720
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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
$34,256
$29,628
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,520
$30,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package. The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
144.9 153.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 117.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 198.3
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60SR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60SR18 P245/60HR18
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)
4398 4222
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 4800 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 5800 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 20
Transmission
Trans Type
1 8
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 3.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 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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