2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 Comparison in Huntington, CA

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 is a popular small SUV, and it competes in its segment with the Volkswagen Tiguan -- but at McKenna Volkswagen in Huntington Beach, we're proud to offer the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport as well. For families in need of a more spacious, comfortable SUV instead of a smaller sedan, the midsize Atlas Cross Sport might be an even better choice. The Toyota RAV4 is certainly taller and harder to park, but it doesn't give you much more comfort or utility than a small hatchback! Instead, step up to the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport and you'll get the power, utility and spaciousness you expect from a family SUV. We'll show you below why it's well worth your investment, and why it gives you so much more value than the new Toyota RAV4.

VW Atlas Cross Sport Cargo Area

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Size & Design

The inside of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a mere 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, and less than 38" of rear seat legroom. To put that in perspective, the new VW Jetta has about 96 cubic feet of passenger space and the VW Passat has 102 cubic feet of passenger space. That means the 2020 Toyota RAV4 has about the same interior space and legroom as a compact sedan! On the bright side, it's a satisfactory grocery-getter with up to 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.

But if you want an SUV that actually feels more spacious and comfortable than a compact car, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a smart choice. With 112 cubic feet of passenger space and 40.4" of rear seat legroom, it's a better choice when you need to transport up to five adults in comfort. And with 77.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, it's an even better option for trips to the wholesale retail warehouse or antique store.

That's because the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport is derived from the midsize, three-row Atlas. With the same dimensions but a sportier look and a five-passenger interior, the VW Atlas Cross Sport is a small SUV that doesn't feel small when you climb inside.


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VW Atlas Cross Sport Multimedia

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Features & Options

When it comes to technology, both of these SUVs provide a similar multimedia system. In both vehicles, you get a standard touchscreen display, SiriusXM® satellite radio capability and smartphone pairing through Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth®.

But, while you can locate and start the new Toyota RAV4 car using an Apple or Android smart watch, that's an optional upgrade. Instead, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport features standard Volkswagen Car-Net®. It's a smartphone app that you can use to locate your vehicle, start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, monitor maintenance needs, find parking and so much more! It can even help you save on car insurance by monitoring your driving habits and reward safe, defensive driving. You'll also get a standard mobile Wi-Fi hotspot so you can keep all your devices connected.


VW Atlas Cross Sport On The Road

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Power & Capability

Since the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is bigger and heavier than the 2020 Toyota RAV4, it needs a bigger engine to perform similarly. Thankfully, Volkswagen has delivered. Both these SUVs come with four-cylinder engines at the entry level, but the one in the Atlas Cross Sport is turbocharged for efficiency, low-end muscle and extra power! Or, you can upgrade to the available V6 -- an option you can't get on the RAV4 -- for a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Furthermore, both vehicles offer optional all-wheel drive systems with selectable drive modes to give you confidence for whatever lies ahead, whether it's wet streets, dusty trails or gravel roads. We invite you to experience German engineering for yourself during a test drive to see why the Atlas Cross Sport is so much more engaging.


VW Atlas Cross Sport Dual Integrated Exhaust

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Driver Assist Technology

With standard Toyota Safety Sense™, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes with features like forward collision warning and pre-collision automatic braking and more. You also get standard forward collision warning and pre-collision automatic braking on the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport as well. Better still, the VW Atlas Cross Sport also comes standard with rear traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. Rear traffic alert will provide audible and visual warnings when reversing if traffic suddenly passes behind you, and it can even provide braking support. These features are available on the 2020 Toyota RAV4, but they're not standard. You'll have to pay extra for them.

You can also get optional driver assist technologies like adaptive cruise control and Light Assist automatic high beams on the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport as available upgrades.

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How The VW Atlas Cross Sport Gives You Even More Value

Costing nearly $5,000 more than the 2020 Toyota RAV4, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has a starting MSRP of $30,545. But we think it's well worth your investment. You'll get more comfort, more utility, more power and more capability than its rival from Toyota! Best of all, you'll also get the superior bumper-to-bumper warranty and the matchless quality of German engineering. Find out more during your test drive.

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport2020 Toyota RAV4
$30,545Starting MSRP*$25,950
235Standard Horsepower203
258Standard Torque (lb-ft)184
5,000 PoundsMaximum Towing Capacity3,500 Pounds
112.0 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume98.9 Cubic Feet
77.8 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume69.8 Cubic Feet
StandardForward Collision WarningStandard
StandardAutomatic Emergency BrakingStandard
StandardBlind Spot MonitorAvailable Upgrade
StandardRear Traffic AlertAvailable Upgrade

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.