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Even compared to the 4Runner, the Atlas definitely wins the handling portion of our (This is $20,000 more than a base Atlas contest, if you’re looking for an SUV that Cross Sport, which must be a drastically has fun on the slalom. It takes on country different vehicle.) roads _ we rode up to Hawk Mountain _ Marketer’s pitch: “The bold SUV.” with great agility, and puts a little butterfly Conventional wisdom: Car and Driver in the pit of your stomach. It feels like a likes the “stylish appearance, spacious big-boy version of the Golf R-Line. And interior, abundant cargo space,” but not the I didn’t feel the rough ride that the soft “below-par ride quality, thirsty powertrains, touches at Car and Driver experienced. shorter warranty than main rivals.” Shifty: The 8-speed TipTronic automatic follows Volkswagen’s standard pattern _ Reality: For fun in the streets. pull the shifter downward to employ Sport The comparison: Let’s say you have around mode or regular Drive mode, or push it to 50 grand to blow on an SUV, and you the right for shift capability. All the settings can’t decide whether you want something work well; Sport mode took a little getting sportily rugged or just plain sporty. used to before I could keep the Atlas from Two wildly different paths could be the peeling out at full bore, but we found a way Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R-Line and to work together after a week. the Toyota 4Runner. Shifting is OK, but the gearshift requires a What’s new: A five-seater version of VW’s lot of force. Steering wheel triggers would largest SUV, the roofline rakes down in the make the experience much nicer. rear a little more than the Atlas. Driver’s Seat: The Titan Black and Quartile Up to speed: Thanks to the 3.6-liter V-6’s Leather interior offers the comfort that 276 horsepower, the Atlas gets to 60 mph higher-end Volkswagens are known for in 8.4 seconds, according to Motor Week. (and even more basic VWs are nicely done Car and Driver estimates it would be as well). There’s enough support in the seat under 8 seconds, based on its test of the and plenty of comfort as well; it almost makes the Volkswagens nicer than more larger Atlas. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium V-6 R-Line vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 Nightshade V6: A 50-grand trail competition upscale Audis, which I find hard and a little painful. The wide body seats add to the comfort as well. The gauges and controls are thoughtful _ easy to read and follow, and the design geek in me loves the VW typeface. Volkswagen really offers a nice setup throughout its lineup of cars. Friends and stuff: While a third row comes in most Atlases, the Cross Sport stops at two. That means the rear-seat passengers get the limousine treatment _ seriously, Mr. Driver’s Seat can cross his ankles comfortably back there _ while cargo space is cavernous as well. The rear seat itself is a little too flat and hard, though, to be comfortable. I’m reminded of the Microbus. But for unMicrobusness, the rear passengers can get their tushies warmed, and not just by the engine exhaust. Cargo capacity is 77.8 cubic feet with the seat folded, and whopping 40.3 with the rear seat up. Play some tunes: The Fender Premium Audio System delivers some of the clearest sound I’ve heard recently, an A. Controls are simple as well, with dials for volume and tuning. More advanced sound controls are fairly deeply nested but getting there is not too difficult. The 8-inch touchscreen seems smaller than it is. Attractive ebony buttons around the side get users from place to place. Keeping warm and cool: A pair of dials control the temperature and another maintains the fan speed. Buttons control the source of the air. Seats and heated and cooled with buttons underneath the HVAC controls. Fuel economy: I averaged a sad 14 mpg in a close-to-home set of drives on mostly country roads. This went up to 17 mpg after some time riding through the countryside to Hawk Mountain. Feed the Atlas whatever in the V-6 (the four takes premium). Where it’s built: Chattanooga, Tennessee. How it’s built: Consumer Reports predicts the Cross Sport reliability to be a 1 out of 5.