New in 2022: Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs Jeep Cherokee

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs Jeep Cherokee Comparison in Columbus, OH

Mid-size SUVs are an ever-popular category of vehicles, offering better mileage than full-sized models and more space than the average car. Finding your new ride should be an enjoyable experience, not one riddled with headaches and confusion over the differences between similar models. At Byers Volkswagen, we strive to give you the complete car-shopping experience without the expected hassle. We've done the groundwork for you with one of our most popular midsize SUVs, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Compare the Atlas Cross Sport with a similar midsize SUV, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee, and discover how VW's precision German engineering stacks up. Here at Byers Volkswagen we want to help you find a vehicle that checks all your boxes and offers the total package across brand lines.

The Streamlined VW Atlas Cross Sport Takes the Highway by Storm

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee: Exterior & Interior Features

Step into renowned Volkswagen engineering with the upgraded 2022 Atlas Cross Sport, featuring the sporty and streamlined design that VW is known for. The Atlas Cross Sport offers a larger wheelbase with standard 18" alloy wheels, a standout difference from the 2022 Cherokee, which features 17" standard wheels. Both models comfortably seat up to 5 occupants. Heated side mirrors and LED headlights and taillights are standard fare for both models, with the Atlas Cross Sport offering LED daytime running lights as well. A sunroof option is available as an upgrade for both models. Only with the Atlas Cross Sport can you experience the deluxe Volkswagen R-Line upgrade with SEL trim levels; black headlights and taillights, black door molding, mirror caps, front and rear fascia, and roof rails.

Step inside the Atlas Cross Sport for a roomy 112 cubic feet of passenger volume to make every drive comfortable and enjoyable. Compared to the Cherokee, with a standard 103.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Atlas Cross Sport offers maxed out space for your passengers convenience or any hauling jobs you might encounter. Enjoy amenities inside the Atlas Cross Sport like standard heated front seats, an upgradable heated steering wheel, and V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces.


Open Dashboard Design Offers Easy Access to All Featured Technology

Technological advancements are popular with the newest vehicles, and the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport and the 2022 Cherokee are no exception. Both models offer standard Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Hands-free calling and connectivity help to keep your focus on the road ahead and comes standard on the Atlas Cross Sport, but is only available as an upgrade for the Cherokee. Also with the Atlas Cross Sport enjoy MirrorLink® connectivity. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is exclusively available with the Atlas Cross Sport, offering a high-resolution screen display for route-guidance, assistance systems, speed and more. The Digital Cockpit is a sought-after step up from the traditional instrument cluster like the one utilized in the Cherokee. The Volkswagen MIB infotainment system is available in two select screen sizes depending on your trim level, and is an advanced version of the UConnect system featured in the Cherokee. Only in the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport will you receive an unparalleled music experience with the Fender®Premium Audio System, a feature not found on the 2022 Cherokee.

Precision Engineering Connecting You to the Road

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee: Performance

Power is not a concern for the midsize 2022 Atlas Cross Sport. Available with two unique powertrains, the standard engine option is a 2.0L Turbo 8-speed Automatic transmission with Tiptronic®, while the Premium R-Line 3.6L V6 8-speed Auto with Tiptronic® engine is available as an upgrade. 4MOTION® all-wheel drive is standard on the higher trim levels and optionally available on the Atlas Cross Sport base model. The standard engine pushes out 235 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque, while the V6 engine gets up to 276 horsepower and 266 lb/ft of torque. With the 2022 Cherokee there are also two engine options to pick from: the 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard or upgradable to a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The Atlas Cross Sport gets 25 highway MPG standard, and 24 highway MPG with all-wheel drive. The Cherokee has varied MPG depending on your trim level and engine, with the best available mileage on higher trim levels being 29 highway MPG.


Advanced Safety Features at the Touch of a Button

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee: Safety

Safety and driver assist features are must-haves in today's market. The 2022 Atlas Cross Sport and the 2022 Cherokee both come equipped standard with enhanced safety features such as Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and much more. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration even awarded an overall five star crash safety test rating to the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport while the 2022 Jeep Cherokee only rated 4 stars. Only on the Atlas Cross Sport will you find the Volkswagen Post-Collision Braking System and the standard Intelligent Crash Response System, innovative technology that will provide extra safety to protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee: Value

Get the best value out of your next midsize SUV here at Byers Volkswagen. Only a few hundred dollars separates the starting MSRP of both the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport and the 2022 Cherokee, but the differences are profound. The Atlas Cross Sport has a starting MSRP of $33,695, and you'll get deluxe Volkswagen amenities with this vehicle including lush German engineering, a powerhouse of technology like the MIB infotainment system, and excellent mileage. If you're looking for a midsize SUV that offers power, affordability, and top-notch technology and security features, the Atlas Cross Sport is a great fit for you. Comparatively, the 2022 Cherokee has a higher starting MSRP of $33,995 but it lacks the dynamic engineering and safety options that the Atlas Cross Sport has to offer. Stop in to Byers Volkswagen and give the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport a spin, or check out any one of our other new 2022 models right here in our showroom. We look forward to working with you here in Columbus, OH.

Feature2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport2022 Jeep Cherokee
Starting MSRP$33,695$33,995
Standard Horsepower235271
Standard Torque258 lb/ft239 lb/ft
Standard Fuel Economy25 Highway - 21 City27 Highway - 19 City
Seating CapacityUp to 5Up to 5
Passenger Volume112 Cubic Feet103.4 Cubic Feet
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating5/5 Stars4/5 Stars
LED Daytime Running LightsStandardAvailable
Max Towing CapacityUp to 5,000 poundsUp to 7,200 pounds
Heated Front SeatsStandardStandard

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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