2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 Subaru Outback

Side exterior view of 2018 VW Atlas next to a side exterior view of a 2018 Subaru Outback with "vs" between them

There is a reason you are in the market for a larger vehicle, it’s because your daily commute resembles the loading and unloading of a circus clown car. Your ability to load all the kids and the backpacks, lunches, and science fair projects into your sedan on a daily basis is in legendary status. The only downfall is the constant complaining from the kids as they ride stuffed into the backseat. Your vehicle shopping research has lead you to the two class leaders, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Subaru Outback. Both vehicles are fantastic upgrade options to your current sedan, and you can find out all about the similarities and differences of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Subaru Outback below.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


2018 Subaru Outback

3.6L V6 Available Engine 3.6L V6
276 Horsepower 256
266 LB _FT Torque 247 LB-FT
18 MPG City Fuel Economy 20 MPG City

What are the Differences & Similarities between the 2018 VW Atlas and 2018 Subaru Outback?

As you can see form the chart above the drivetrain specs between 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Subaru Outback are very similar. The 2018 Outback offers slightly better fuel economy, while the 2018 Atlas provides more horsepower and torque. Both the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2018 Subaru Outback offer versatile seating and cargo configurations with their 60/40 rear fold down seats, but the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas provides more overall cargo volume (96.8 cubic feet) than the 2018 Subaru Outback (73.3 cubic feet). The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also offers seating for seven while the 2018 Subaru Outback can only handle five passengers.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also comes with a superior warranty than the 2018 Subaru Outback. The 2018 Atlas comes with a standard 6-year/ 72k mile Limited New Car Warranty, while the 2018 Outback has a mere 3-year/ 36k mile new car warranty.

If your daily commute has become almost unbearable because of the cramped quarters inside your sedan, then it is time for you to upgrade to the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas from EVS Volkswagen in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Driver's side exterior view of a grey 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

What are the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas’ Passenger & Cargo Capabilities

Everyone has heard the old adage, “quality over quantity”, and it’s commonly regarded as true, but it is not 100% accurate. I think everyone would agree that having one excellent object is more valuable than having multiple inferior ones, but when it comes to family time, I’ll take the quantity over quality any day. When everyone is together is when the life-long memories are made, circumstances and stories are lost over time, but everyone remembers the time that Mom peed on Grandma on the rocket ship ride at Disneyworld. Memories like these are only made when the whole gang gets together, and with the cargo and passenger capability of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas there is room for everyone to come along for the adventure and make some memories.

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