Volkswagen Atlas vs. Chevy Traverse

The Volkswagen Atlas vs. the Chevy Traverse

Crossover SUVs are continuing to gain popularity in the world of cars, and for good reason. Vehicles like the Chevy Traverse and the Volkswagen Atlas are ideal family cars while still offering all of the style and functionality that traditional SUVs are known for. While the Traverse and the Atlas have similarities, they are different in many ways.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas angled red
2019 Chevrolet Traverse angled red

Driving Capabilities

Let’s face it; you want a car that makes you feel comfortable behind the wheel and that delivers a smooth ride regardless of the situation. The handling of the Volkswagen Atlas is tight and precise; not something that you would expect from your standard crossover. Navigate tight corners with ease and trust that you will stay safe in any weather conditions. The Traverse drives with power, but it is much less precise on the roads than the Volkswagen Atlas.


Safety is a huge factor that you should consider when purchasing your next vehicle, especially when considering your family. Rest assured that the Volkswagen Atlas received the highest possible safety rating of Good from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It was also recognized as a Top Safety Pick in addition to receiving a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Chevy Traverse has not yet been tested by the Insurance Institute or the NHTSA.

In addition to all of the safety accolades that the Atlas has, it features automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, automatic high-beam lights, lane-keeping assistance, and a post-collision braking system. This post-braking system is designed to apply the brakes after it detects that there was an initial collision.

Interior Features

You’ll find plenty of interior space in both the Chevy Traverse and the Volkswagen Atlas, but the Atlas boasts an interior that is higher quality than the Traverse’s. The Atlas also has more third-row legroom than the Traverse does.

In terms of technology, the vehicles both offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration and teen driver controls. The Atlas also features the ability to pair a smartwatch.

If you’re looking for a reliable, sleek and functional crossover SUV, look no further than our team at Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet today.

Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet is located at: 2861 W. Jefferson St. • Joliet, IL 60435
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Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL


Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL


Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL
41.5227902 -88.152837
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