2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

Despite being a relative newcomer to the Volkswagen brand, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, in only its first year, is already one of Volkswagen’s best-selling models, sharing that distinction alongside the newly redesigned 2018 VW Tiguan. So, what makes the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas such an appealing SUV within a market increasingly saturated with powerful and cargo-focused models? That’s what we’re here to find out.

To test the capabilities of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, we’ve decided to pit it against the recently unveiled 2019 Subaru Ascent redesign. A top competitor of Volkswagen due to their crossovers acting as worthy challenges to the versatile Golf family models, Subaru models are good for VW comparisons. Therefore, let’s see how the full-size SUVs of each brand stack up. It’s the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs the 2019 Subaru Ascent!

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2019 Subaru Ascent

Yes Leather Seating Available Yes
24 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 23 MPG
96.8 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 86.5 ft3
$30,750 Starting MSRP $31,995

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Orwigsburg, PA

The 2019 Subaru Ascent has an edge over the 2018 Atlas in terms of engine power output, but otherwise the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas holds strong while maintaining a lower starting price. Along with its huge amount of cargo room and a superior fuel economy, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also brings the following features to the table:

  • Hands-Free Easy Open and Remote Power Liftgate
  • Driver Personalization Profiles
  • Captain Chair Design
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Infotainment System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • R-Line Exterior Style Package
  • Full-Color Touchscreen Sound System
  • Fender® Premium Audio
  • Overhead (Area View) Camera System
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Climatronic® 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • And More!

Whether you’re in the market for the 2018 VW Atlas full-size SUV, the 2018 VW Tiguan midsize SUV, or any other Volkswagen model, browse our online inventory and contact us to schedule a test drive. Here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen, our friendly staff and sales team can help with any issue. The J. Bertolet VW dealership is located in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania within Schuylkill County.

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