If you're looking for a great small crossover SUV that will elevate your daily driving to the next level, both Volkswagen and Audi offer true luxury options that don't carry the high cost or badge. Specifically, take a closer look at the Volkswagen Atlas and the Audi Q7, and prepare to be impressed.

Many drivers across the Doylestown, New Britain and Philadelphia areas wonder which automaker is the best in terms of options, drivability and features. Let's compare the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. the Audi Q7 and discover which one is the better performing luxury crossover sport utility vehicle for your family.  

VW Atlas vs Audi Q7: Engine Specs

The 2018 Atlas and the new Q7 both offer high-end engine options, but the Atlas really takes it to the next level in a way that Audi simply can't match. It's 4MOTION AWD system offers a more superior level of traction and drive, especially on slippery or rough conditions, than the Audi's front-wheel drive system. The 3.6-liter V6 engine in the Atlas SEL Premium give syou 276 horsepower, as opposed to the 2.0-liter inline-4 of the Audi Q7, which only gets 252 horsepower.

The VW Atlas also has independent for-corner suspension, which offers a much smoother ride. Finally, the automatic stop-start function allows you significant fuel savings when you're on city roads, overall delivering a superior level of performance.

2018 VW Atlas vs 2018 Audi Q7: Interior

If you're looking for a luxurious experience, comfort and design are essential, and once again, the Audi falls behind the Volkswagen Atlas in almost every way. The 2018 Atlas allows you to feel like a real king or queen behind the wheel. It offers a full range of features that are simply not available on the Q7. These include heated and ventilated front seats, where the Q7's are only heated, as well as a heated steering wheel, unavailable on the Audi. Lastly, the Atlas has high-quality touches in the cargo area, where the Audi's is just hard plastic.

Outside, the Atlas comes with a hands-free tailgate, heated automatic windshield wipers and a panoramic sunroof, as well as silver roof rails, heated power side mirrors that include memory settings, passenger side reverse gear auto tilt and puddle lighting. It also features a 360-degree surround view camera, lane departure warning, twice as many USB ports as the Audi and an 8-inch touchscreen, larger than the Q7's.

The 2018 VW Atlas review from the team Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown will give you an in-depth look at what the vehicle has to offer.

The Winner: The VW Atlas at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown

It's pretty obvious: the 2018 VW Atlas outperforms the new Audi Q7 in just about every way that counts. It offers a true luxury driving experience with all the amenities you want, but without the cost of a luxury badge.

If you happen to be in the Philadelphia region, such as Doylestown or New Britain, Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown can get you behind the wheel of the new VW in style. Just contact us today with any questions you might have, for a bit more information, or stop into our showroom and talk to one of our sales staff about taking a test drive!

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