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If you’re shopping for a large SUV, both the Volkswagen Atlas and the Nissan Pathfinder are probably at the top of your shopping list. While we’re big advocates of the VW Atlas, our team at Heritage Volkswagen are excited to give you a full comparison between the SUVs. 


When comparing SUVs, one major thing to keep in mind is performance, and more importantly performance variance. The Nissan Pathfinder only offers one engine option throughout its trim lineup. Meanwhile, the 2020 VW Atlas houses a standard 235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic transmission. If you upgrade the VW Atlas, a 3.6-liter V6 equivalent to 276 horsepower is available, and still uses that strong eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Interior Space

Interior spacing is also pretty influential in determining the value of two SUVs, and the VW Atlas is the clear superior choice. While the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder does offer a reasonable amount of cargo spacing measuring in at 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space, the VW Atlas boasts a remarkable 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space by comparison. 

If you’re interested in test driving the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, you can do so today at our VW dealership. At Heritage Volkswagen in Parkville, MD, we pride ourselves on being your number one automotive advocate. From the car buying process to providing comprehensive auto repair services, we strive to do it all and more. 

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