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2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas 

Shopping for the perfect midsize SUV opens a variety of options. Today, shoppers have so many different SUVs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a model with strong towing capability or something with a generous array of high-tech features, there's a midsize SUV out there for you. The good news is you don’t have to pick and choose what capabilities are most important to you in the perfect SUV.  

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a multi-faceted SUV with impressive performance, great towing capability and a generous array of entertainment and convenience features. All models are also standard with a wide selection of driver assistance technologies, including lane departure intervention, forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams and much more. 

With that said, the 2018 Toyota Highlander isn't the only midsize SUV that car shoppers have to choose from. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is another option in the segment and boasts athletic handling, generous cargo space and plenty of room for passengers. But how does it stack up to the 2018 Toyota Highlander?

2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Volkswagen Atlas

295-hp, 3.5-liter V6 Engine  235-hp, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder
8 Seats 7
5,000 pounds Max. Trailer Weight Available: 2,000 pounds
Standard  CD Player N/A

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Volkswagen's new Atlas is larger than the 2018 Highlander and has nimble handling, especially for its size. Unfortunately, it's the SUV's inconsistent V6 engine power that causes the Atlas to struggle. This is in stark contrast to the 2018 Toyota Highlander's powerful V6 that delivers a sporty, precision driving experience. The Highlander's V6 engine is further complemented by its spacious, high-tech interior that remains quiet and comfortable no matter how noisy the roadway. 

In fact, it's the 2018 Toyota Highlander's premium cabin that adds another level of sophistication to this new SUV. Every Highlander comes equipped with a variety of features, including Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, rear privacy glass, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, five USB ports, a rearview camera and much more. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas' cabin, while standard with great features, feels bland by comparison. 

We invite to compare the 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Volkswagen Atlas for yourself with a test drive at Le Mieux & Son Toyota. Here you will find a great selection of Highlander models and a helpful team of experts to help you at every step of the way. We can answer any questions you might have and help you find the perfect vehicle for you. Stop by and see us today!