2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Chevrolet Traverse -- Which Family SUV is Best for You?
A good atlas should help you imagine all the places you could go -- and the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is no exception. Thanks to a roomy cabin, a strong engine, a refined chassis and tons of modern technology, it's the finest family SUV on the market. The family road trip promises to be more comfortable and engaging than ever before! When you need three rows of seats and gobs of cargo room, the Volkswagen Atlas is the smart choice in this segment. To prove it, we're comparing it head-to-head against the 2019 Chevy Traverse. It's another popular three-row SUV, but it just doesn't have the features to match the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Learn on this page from Carter Volkswagen in Seattle why the VW Atlas is an even better value.
Interior Capacity: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Chevy Traverse
Not many SUVs on the market are big enough to compete with the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Even the 2019 Chevy Traverse, which is a little bigger than the Volkswagen Atlas, doesn't feel as spacious inside. You'll find more legroom in the front and third rows on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas compared with the Traverse.
Both vehicles also give you similar cargo space -- but only the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comes standard with silver-finish roof rails, giving you even more cargo flexibility. You'll have to upgrade several trim levels to get roof rails on the 2019 Chevy Traverse.
Last but not least, the cup holder count. We know growing families need all the convenient cubby storage they can get, and the 2019 VW Atlas has storage in spades, including 17 cupholders! The 2019 Chevy Traverse only gives you 10 cup holders.
Technology Features: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Chevy Traverse
With more exciting technology features, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas gives you the look you want and the convenience you need behind the wheel.
The exterior of the 2019 VW Atlas comes standard with full LED lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers and stylish alloy wheels. By contrast, the 2019 Chevy Traverse comes standard with halogen headlamps, manual wipers and steel wheels with plastic covers -- meaning the VW Atlas has a stronger presence.
When you climb behind the wheel, the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit greets you with a modern all-video gauge cluster. You'll see all the information you need, even turn-by-turn navigation instructions and a wide screen map, as the gauges dynamically move and resize to adapt to the information on display. For its part, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse includes only a small digital readout among the ordinary dashboard gauges.
Performance: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Chevy Traverse
Going by the numbers, both of these family SUVs seem to give you similar performance. After all, they can both tow up to 5,000 pounds, earn up to 28 highway MPG and make 266 lb-ft of torque from their available V6 engines. But a closer look reveals some key advantages for the 2019 VW Atlas!
For instance, the base model 2019 Chevy Traverse can only tow 1,500 pounds -- even the entry-level 2019 VW Atlas can pull 2,000 pounds. And the available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system costs less to add than a similar AWD upgrade on the Chevy Traverse.
Safety: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Chevy Traverse
Unlike the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2019 VW Atlas comes standard with exciting driver assist technologies! Features like Front Assist Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert all come on each and every 2019 VW Atlas. You can only get similar features on the most expensive 2019 Chevy Traverse trim levels.
Warranty: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Chevy Traverse
The People First Warranty is the best bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage in America! You can rest assured your Volkswagen will be with your family for many trouble-free years, and VW will foot the bill if any manufacturer defects should reveal themselves during the warranty period. The 2019 VW Atlas comes with 6 years/72,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage. For its part, the 2019 Chevy Traverse only gives you 5 years/60,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage and just 3 years/36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage.
Carter Volkswagen -- Seattle's German Engineering Source
At Carter VW, we're proud to offer the exciting 2019 lineup of vehicles from Volkswagen! They're the latest and greatest offerings from Europe's largest automaker. There's something for everyone in our inventory, from the compact, nimble Jetta to the roomy Tiguan to the massive, three-row Volkswagen Atlas. Sophisticated German engineering means that a Volkswagen offers unmatched safety and performance, so you get the engaging drive you want along with the strong, durable chassis your family needs. Stop by our showroom today for a test drive at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.