2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Comparison in Columbus, OH

To charge or not to charge? That is the question you now have to ask yourself when deciding on a new midsize SUV for your family. If you're in the market for an affordable electric vehicle, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the perfect choice. With a futuristic look, amazing range, and a roomy, comfortable cabin, you'll be the envy of everyone on the road. If you're thinking of a more traditional SUV, we'd like to suggest the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport. The smaller sibling of the Volkswagen Atlas, the Cross Sport offers spacious comfort for up to 5, two powertrain options, and cutting-edge technology. To make this choice a little easier, we've compiled the similarities and differences below. When you're finished reading, come into our Columbus, OH showroom or contact us to schedule a test drive.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Exterior

ID.4 vs Atlas Cross Sport: Utility & Comfort

The 2021 Atlas Cross Sport is a larger SUV than the 2021 ID.4, offering 13 cubic feet more passenger volume and 40.4 inches of rear leg room compared to the 37.6 inches in the rear seat of the VW ID.4. Both vehicles offer a wealth of cargo space both behind the rear seat and with it laid flat, giving you enough room for shopping bags, groceries, sporting or camping equipment, and so much more. Roof rails come standard on both SUVs for even more cargo space.

Keeping you and your passengers comfortable is a top priority for Volkswagen and neither of these vehicles disappoint. You can upgrade both to get standard leatherette seating surfaces or choose the SEL Premium Atlas Cross Sport model for supple leather upholstery on an eight-way adjustable driver's seat with three-profile memory functions. Upgrading the ID.4 will net you a twelve-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory and massage functions. Heated rear outboard seats are standard on the higher trim levels of the Atlas Cross Sport but the ID.4 offers heated front seats and, on the vehicles equipped with AWD, a heated windshield. A dual-zone climate control is standard on higher trim levels of the Cross Sport, but the ID.4 offers an electric resistance heater so your SUV will warm up faster than a gasoline-powered vehicle.

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Interior Styles

ID.4 vs Atlas Cross Sport: Technology

The 2021 Atlas Cross Sport comes standard with the MIB2 infotainment system and a 6.5" capacitive touchscreen for convenient access to your music, maps, and phone. Its upgraded trim levels are equipped with the all-new MIB3 system with an 8" touchscreen, enhanced voice recognition and USB ports for handy device charging. You also have the option of upgrading to an available premium sound system for an exciting musical experience.

The 2021 ID.4's futuristic cabin is almost completely controlled by touch or voice, including the standard Discover Pro infotainment center located in the center dash. Its intuitive 10" touchscreen is conveniently angled towards the driver and to activate the system, just say, "Hello ID." Wireless charging is standard so your devices can stay easily charged no matter how far you're travelling. Upgrading trim levels will get you a 12" display and a 30-color ambient lighting system with pre-set moods that are controlled by the slider bar on your touchscreen display.

ID.4 vs Atlas Cross Sport: Safety

While the 2021 ID.4 has not yet been rated for safety, the 2021 Atlas Cross Sport received a five star safety crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Knowing that Volkswagen equips all its vehicles with the best safety, you can have peace of mind no matter which SUV you choose as your own. IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assist technology is new for 2021 and while it's available on higher trim levels of the Atlas Cross Sport, it comes standard on the ID.4. This innovative suite features semi-automated capability and includes Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Dynamic Road Sign Display, Lane Assist, and much more.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Features

ID.4 vs Atlas Cross Sport: Performance

The ID.4 1st Edition models offer a unique, playful design for this exciting SUV: "play" and "pause" logos on the acceleration and brake pedals. That's not the only fun thing about driving the ID.4, though. The ID.4s electric motor is placed in the rear just like the original Beetle, and transfers torque to a two-stage, one-speed gearbox. This delivers optimal handling and traction plus a nearly silent drive. This motor generates 201 horsepower and 229 lb/ft of torque and offers a range of up to 250 miles on one charge while giving you 89 MPGe on the highway! Charging at home or a level 2 public charger will get you fully juiced in under 8 hours or a quick charge will take you from 5-80% in about 38 minutes.

You have two engine options on the 2021 Atlas Cross Sport that are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base model has a 2.0L turbocharged engine that generates a hefty 235 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque. Or for more zip, you can choose the 3.6L VR6® and get a thundering 276 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard or you can choose to equip the 4MOTION® all-wheel drive for better handling and traction.

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ID.4 vs Atlas Cross Sport: Summary

With less than $10,000 separating the starting MSRPs for the ID.4 and the Atlas Cross Sport, it comes down to if you're ready to step into the future with Volkswagen's all-electric SUV or stick with the traditional gas-powered vehicle. Both will give you a comfortable, roomy ride, power that makes driving fun again, and the latest technology to stay easily connected. Stop by our showroom to see the Atlas Cross Sport in person or contact us to learn how to reserve your 2021 ID.4 today.

2021 Volkswagen ID.42021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
$39,995Starting MSRP*$30,855
5 PassengersSeating5 Passengers
64.2 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Capacity77.8 Cubic Feet
All-Electric Rear-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainGas-Powered Front-Wheel Drive
201Standard Horsepower235
19" Standard Wheels18"
StandardAutonomous Emergency BrakingStandard
StandardPedestrian MonitoringStandard
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardHeated SeatsAvailable Upgrade

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.