2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox

In the relatively short amount of time that the 2018 VW Atlas has been available at Spitzer Volkswagen, it has sparked intense customer interest as well as been recognized by some of the top opinion-making publications relating to the automotive industry. Spitzer Volkswagen sales professionals have extensively covered how ground-breaking the new crossover is; now it's time to see how it stacks up against some fierce competition. A close examination of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox shows just how intense this industry segment has become. The 2018 Equinox has been completely redesigned for the new model year.  

Having a flexible interior that can easily accommodate passenger and cargo needs is going to be a make or break point for most, if not all, crossover SUV customers. Both the 2018 Atlas and its Chevy competitor are poised to be among the best in the class in terms of available cargo space. When it comes to passenger seating, the Atlas holds a pretty significant edge over the 2018 Equinox. The popular Chevy crossover SUV has two rows of seats with the rear bench seat being famous for its adjustability. VW engineers have added a third row and redesigned the second to make rear access as easy as possible for people to enter and exit.  

2018 VW Atlas 2018 Chevy Equinox
Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
235/258 Horsepower/Torque 170/203
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.

2018 Atlas vs. 2018 Equinox: Performance Specs

The ability to connect outside digital devices like smartphones to a vehicles' infotainment system is becoming nearly ubiquitous in the automotive industry. Many trim grades of the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Equinox are compatible with applications from Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay. One incredible VW feature debuting with the 2018 Atlas is the automaker's digital cockpit display. In lieu of analog gauges, the area behind the steering wheel has been replaced with an easy-to-read LCD display which can display a wide variety of information. It's also customizable to a driver's needs. 

Potential owners of the 2018 VW Atlas will never be at a loss for power. The new crossover SUV's base power plant is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A 276-horsepower, V-6 engine is available as standard equipment on upper trims. The 2018 Equinox offers three gasoline-powered engines, none of which can equal the output of a corresponding Atlas engine. When properly equipped the 2018 Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds, dwarfing the 3,500-pound capacity of the new Equinox.  

The all new 2018 VW Atlas offers an impressive amount of features compared to the new Equinox
Everything about the 2018 Atlas was built to make it a top contender in the class
The digital gauge cluster is debuting with the 2018 Atlas
There is lots of passenger space in the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

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