Embarking on the journey to find the perfect Volkswagen for your needs involves considering various models, and at Byers Volkswagen, we understand the importance of making an informed choice. In this comparison, we'll delve into the distinctive features and qualities that set two notable Volkswagen SUVs apart: the spacious and versatile VW Atlas and the compact yet dynamic VW Taos. Whether you're drawn to the accommodating size of the Atlas or the nimble and efficient design of the Taos, our aim is to guide you through the key attributes of each model, helping you discover the ideal Volkswagen that aligns with your preferences and lifestyle. We understand how difficult it can be to choose between these two exciting vehicles and how time-consuming doing the research for both is. As Byers Volkswagen strives to make every aspect of your car-buying journey easy, we've done the hard work for you and compiled this helpful comparison page below so you can sort through the features that are important to you. When you've finished reading, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or to schedule a test drive. We're available by phone, online, or stop by our showroom, allocated at 379 N. Hamilton Road in Columbus, OH.
The 2024 Atlas comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels and the option to upgrade to 21-inch wheels for better control. The 2024 Taos offers 17-inch alloy wheels as standard fare and the upgrade option for 19-inch. Both SUVs come standard with all-season tires. LED head-and taillights are standard on both vehicles but only the Atlas has the standard Adaptive Front Lighting System with dynamic cornering lights for the best in on-road visibility. Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers and available heated washer nozzles are found on both models but only the Atlas delivers standard poor weather lights for better version while driving in inclement weather. Roof rails are standard fare on both the Atlas and the Taos while a hands-free remote power liftgate is exclusive to the Atlas.
The biggest difference between the 2024 Atlas and the 2024 Taos is size. The three-row Atlas offers 153.7 cubic feet of space to comfortably carry 7 occupants or, by laying the rear two seats flat, it becomes a useful tool for hauling cargo, offering up 96.6 cubic feet of room. The Taos is a smaller crossover SUV that seats 5 with 99.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and delivers a maximum of 69.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The Taos has a standard 6-way manual driver's seat with standard CloudTex and cloth seating surfaces with the option to upgrade trim levels to leather seating surfaces. The Atlas comes standard with an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and standard perforated V-Tex leatherette seating and the available upgrade to Vienna Leather seating surfaces. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard on the Atlas and available on higher trim levels of the Taos. You'll find a standard 6.5-inch infotainment display in the Taos and the option to upgrade to 8 inches while the Atlas has a standard 12-inch touchscreen. Both SUVs offer standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as Bluetooth for seamless audio streaming.
The 2024 Atlas, being a larger three-row vehicle, offers a more potent engine under the hood; the 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder makes a robust 269 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel drive Atlas is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronc® and offers the option to choose the 4-MOTION® all-wheel drive system for better balance and traction. The 2024 Taos offers a solid 1.5-liter engine that generates 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard fare or you can upgrade trim levels for the 7-speed DSG transmission. The Taos is also front-wheel drive and has the option to choose the 4-MOTION® all-wheel drive system. When properly equipped, both SUVs can tow up to 5,000 lbs.
You always know you're in safe hands when you get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen SUV and the 2024 Atlas and 2024 Taos are no different. Both come with the latest in safety features and driver assist technology so every drive is safe and secure. Both vehicles offer standard Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Pedestrian Monitoring. Cyclist Monitoring, Lane Change System Side Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, and the innovative Exit Warning System are only found on the Atlas and are standard fare. Both the Atlas and the Taos boast standard Travel, Lane, and Emergency Assist as well as the available Dynamic Road Sign Display and Park Assist for help getting in and out safely of tight parking spots.
In the realm of Volkswagen SUVs, the comparison between the VW Atlas and the VW Taos provides a comprehensive overview of two distinct yet compelling options. The spacious and versatile VW Atlas stands out for its generous interior, accommodating families and those who prioritize ample cargo space. On the other hand, the nimble and efficient design of the VW Taos caters to those seeking a more compact SUV without compromising on style or performance. Whether your preference leans towards the larger, family-friendly Atlas or the dynamic and maneuverable Taos, Byers Volkswagen is dedicated to assisting you in making a well-informed decision that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle and driving preferences. Visit our Byers Volkswagen dealership to explore these models in person and take the next step towards driving home in the Volkswagen that suits you best.
|2024 Volkswagen Atlas
|2024 Volkswagen Taos
|2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
|1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder
|269 HP / 273 lb-ft of Torque
|158 HP / 184 lb-ft of Torque
|153.7 Cubic Feet
|99.5 Cubic Feet
|Standard/Maximum Cargo Volume
|20.6/96.6 Cubic Feet
|27.9/65.9 Cubic Feet
|LED Daytime Running Lights
|Adaptive Cruise Control
*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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