The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and 2019 Subaru Ascent are two standout midsize SUVs. Both boast quality builds, sizable cargo and towing capabilities, and contain three rows of seating. With such similarities, it’s expected that drivers looking for a highly capable family vehicle will eventually come to the conundrum of deciding between the two.
To those without pre-existing strong brand loyalty, such a decision can be a tough one. To help, we’ve compiled a model comparison pitting the key traits of these two vehicles against one another. Read on to deepen your understanding of how (and if) the 2019 Subaru Ascent measures up to the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Subaru Ascent
|Up to 22 city / 26 highway||Fuel Economy||Up to 21 city / 27 highway|
|5,000 pounds||Max Towing Capacity||5,000 pounds|
|20.6 cubic feet, 96.8 with seat area||Max Cargo Space||17.8 cubic feet, 86.5 with seat area|
|276 hp||Max Horsepower||260 hp|
While fuel economy and towing capacity are similar (and impressive) in both machines, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas boasts a higher maximum horsepower. In addition, we’re huge fans of its user-friendly infotainment, tight handling, overall powerful style. For the 2019 model year, the Volkswagen Atlas boasts a greater array of standard driver-assistance features. Two more areas where it excels are in its rich safety and infotainment areas.