2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Head-to-Head Comparison

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hitting the road in a new SUV is an undeniably great feeling — the roar of the engine, the security of advanced safety features, and the comfort of well-designed interior amenities. But which model do you select? Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet has a couple options for you to consider. The 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport and 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee are sure to have the features you’re looking for. More information on both vehicles can be found below. Have questions? Contact Hawk VW in Joliet, IL, online or by phone at (815) 741-1100.

In this comparison, we’ll take a look at the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL with 4MOTION®, starting at $43,245 MSRP, and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, starting at $40,200 MSRP.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance Specs & Towing Capacity

No matter which SUV you select, you’ll be delighted by the performance of either the VW Atlas Cross Sport or Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, both offer slightly different capabilities and capacities, so you’ll want to ensure you select the one that fits your specific needs.

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 276 HP. It’s also equipped with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive (AWD) and an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and sport mode. You’ll also find a 3.6L V6 engine and eight-speed transmission on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, AWD is optional on the VW Atlas Cross Sport.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand CherokeeInterior & Exterior Design

From heated front seats to a power liftgate, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and Jeep Grand Cherokee have much in common. But you’ll also find a number of differences that will add to your decision of one SUV over the other.

For instance, a panoramic sunroof is standard on the Atlas Cross Sport, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn’t give you this option at all. Additionally, 20-inch alloy wheels come with the Atlas Cross Sport. while 18-inch steel wheels are standard with the Grand Cherokee. In terms of interior features, the VW Atlas offers a ten-way power driver’s seat, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an eight-way power driver’s seat.

Additional interior and exterior features on the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport include:

  • Heated front seats
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Remote start
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • Silver roof rails
  • Heated side mirrors
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport exterior design

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand CherokeeSafety & Technology Features

Modern drivers expect the latest safety and technology features on a new SUV. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what the VW Atlas Cross Sport and Jeep Grand Cherokee deliver.

While tech and safety similarities between the Atlas Cross Sport and Jeep Grand Cherokee include connectivity and safety features like Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and a rear view camera, the VW Atlas Cross Sport has specifically designed features for its drivers to benefit from. These key features include:

  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide & Inform
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation system
  • Traffic sign detection
  • Volkswagen Virtual Cockpit
  • Pedestrian monitoring
  • Maneuver braking
  • Rear traffic alert
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport tech image

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand CherokeeSize & Cargo Space

Need additional room to support your daily activities? While both vehicles provide ample interior space, including seating for up to five passengers, the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport offers slightly more passenger and cargo volume. In the Atlas Cross Sport, you’ll receive 77.8 cubic feet of cargo space and a total passenger volume of 112 cubic feet. The Jeep Grand Cherokee gives you a maximum of 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space and 105.5 cubic feet of passenger volume.

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport cargo space

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport for Sale in Joliet, IL

Have you decided on the new VW Tiguan? It’s available for sale at Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet! Get behind the wheel of the new Atlas Cross Sport at Hawk VW today! Should you have any questions, contact our dealership by calling (815) 741-1100. You can also browse our new vehicle inventory for available VW Atlas Cross Sport models.

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Come check out this vehicle at Hawk VW located at 2861 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435. New In Stock** Won't last long!! This trusty 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE, with its grippy AWD, will handle anything mother nature decides to throw at you** If you've been looking for just the right Atlas Cross Sport, well stop your search right here** Optional equipment includes: Extended Range Remote Engine Start, VW Car-Net Safe & Secure 5-Year, Rubber Mats Kit, VW Care, Roadside Assistance Kit... Due to certain settings on third party sites we may not be able to breakdown the applied discounts properly. Dealer not responsible for pricing errors.
 
Come check out this vehicle at Hawk VW located at 2861 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435. All the right ingredients!!! Own the road at every turn.. New Inventory*** All Wheel Drive** Optional equipment includes: Panoramic Sunroof Package, Black Wheel Package, VW Car-Net Safe & Secure 5-Year, Frameless Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Rubber Mats Kit, VW Care, Trailer Hitch Extras, Roadside Assistance Kit... Due to certain settings on third party sites we may not be able to breakdown the applied discounts properly. Dealer not responsible for pricing errors.
 

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New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (815) 741-1100 or by visiting us at the dealership.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 4.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and MY2019 VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf and MY2020 VW vehicles. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.

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