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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Jeep Grand Cherokee
At a Glance: VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. Grand Cherokee
VW Atlas Cross Sport

What features are most important to you when shopping for your next SUV? If you said something along the lines of efficiency, interior space, or safety technology, you’ve likely found yourself comparing the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

We want to help Livonia or Dearborn, MI shoppers like you find their ideal SUVs. That’s why our LaFontaine Volkswagen Livonia team has put together this comparison. Look below at the ways these vehicles measure up and then choose your favorite.


PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

5 | 5
VW Atlas Cross Sport vs Grand Cherokee
REAR LEGROOM

REAR LEGROOM

40.4" | 38.2"
VW Atlas Cross Sport vs Grand Cherokee
MAX CARGO CAPACITY

MAX CARGO CAPACITY

77.8 cu. ft. | 70.8 cu. ft.
VW Atlas Cross Sport vs Grand Cherokee
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PERFORMANCE
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

The performance of your next SUV matters, especially if you plan to use it both for work and for play. Fortunately, the VW Atlas Cross Sport and the Jeep Grand Cherokee were built with robust powertrains and optimal engine technologies to deliver the ride of a lifetime.

Which SUV Is Better for Trips to the City?

If you plan to use your SUV for your daily commutes into the city, you’ll love driving the VW Atlas Cross Sport. This vehicle has earned an EPA-estimated 21 city/25 highway MPG.*

When comparing how many miles you can drive on the highway, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is very similar to the VW Atlas Cross Sport. However, the Jeep can only reach up to 19 city MPG, which makes the Volkswagen the better city traveler.

Swift Shifting

Since both vehicles’ standard engines can reach well over 200 horsepower, you can feel confident you’ll have incredible power no matter which vehicle you choose. While both SUVs come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the transmission in the VW Atlas Cross Sport also comes with Tiptronic®, which offers manual control over the transmission system.


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INTERIOR
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Both SUVs offer seating for up to five passengers. However, the VW Atlas Cross Sport offers more interior space for passengers to spread out and get comfortable than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

All Aboard!

When it comes to overall passenger volume, the VW Atlas Cross Sport and the Jeep Grand Cherokee offer plenty of wiggle room. However, the Volkswagen offers slightly more legroom:

VW Atlas Cross Sport
vs
Jeep Grand Cherokee
41.7 inches Front Legroom 41.3 inches
40.4 inches Rear Legroom 38.2 inches

Even your tallest friends will be able to fit comfortably in the back row of the VW Atlas Cross Sport—but the interior space doesn’t end there. The VW Atlas Cross Sport also offers more cargo space than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

How Much Space Do You Need?

Whether you’re heading out on a road trip or need to transport new furniture to your home, you’ll want to know your SUV has the space inside to handle your cargo. The VW Atlas Cross Sport has 40.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear row. With the rear row folded flat, it bumps up to 77.8 cubic feet.

The Grand Cherokee only has up to 37.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear row. Even with the rear row folded down flat, the Jeep can only offer up to 70.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity—seven cubic feet less than the VW Atlas.


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SAFETY
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

The VW Atlas Cross Sport and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are perfect for new families. They have reliable powertrains, offer plenty of space, and come with standard driver assistance. To feel ultimately prepared against all unknown hiccups on the road, choose the Volkswagen.

Confidence-Inspiring Systems

When it comes to safety and driver-assistance technology, choose an SUV that offers all the features you’ll need for a comfortable ride. With the VW Atlas Cross Sport and the Grand Cherokee, both vehicles share many similar features, such as:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

Plus, both models have Rear View Camera Systems to help drivers make sure there are no vehicles or objects in their reversal path.

Safety in a Pinch

The driver-assistance aids in the VW Atlas Cross Sport and the Grand Cherokee help keep you out of harm’s way. Do they also protect you after an accident has already occurred? The Volkswagen sure does! This small SUV is equipped with features that help you prepare or slow down your vehicle before and after an accident:

  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Available Emergency Assistance

While the Jeep has its own set of unique aspects, it goes without comparable features that prioritize your well-being before, during, and after an accident.


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Which Model Are You Choosing?
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Which SUV should you choose for your next Livonia or Dearborn, MI drive? Should you go with the 2023 VW Atlas Cross Sport or the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Our experts think the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has more to offer overall, but you don’t have to take our word for it.

Come visit our team at LaFontaine Volkswagen Livonia and test drive the 2023 VW Atlas Cross Sport today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 VW Atlas Cross Sport for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


*21 city/25 highway mpg (2023 Atlas Cross Sport 2.0L TSI®, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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