2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 2017 Mazda CX-9
2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2017 Mazda CX-9
  235 hp 227 hp
  8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
6 yr. / 72000 mi 3 yr. / 36000 mi

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Mazda CX-9

Serving Stamford, Norwalk, and Westport, CT

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2017 Mazda CX-9 are both very highly-rated and impressive crossover SUVs. When you are trying to decide which one best suits your specific needs, it can be helpful to compare them side-by-side in a few key areas. Both of these crossover SUVs offer third-row seating and many great interior features. SUVs of this type are comfortable, spacious and utility friendly. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is attractive inside and out and is loaded with amenities that drivers can truly appreciate and make use of. It is both comfortable and refined. The 2018 Volkswagen has unparalleled value and is one of the top competitors in its class. It is simple, yet sophisticated and has many great design features. It's got plenty of cargo space and all of the latest technology.

Interior Amenities

The interior of a vehicle can be a vital part of your driving experience. When you are choosing a crossover SUV, you will want to choose one that has both quality materials and a utility friendly design. Cargo space is another important interior feature that many drivers prioritize. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 offers a thoughtful design and makes the most of all available space. The controls are easy to use and well placed for convenience. It also offers easy to read menus and clear sightlines. It feels roomier than its exterior would suggest, and the back seats are well suited for smaller adults. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has an interior that is not only unexpectedly upscale but extremely utility friendly and comfortable. Its premium materials make the inside of this Volkswagen feel like a real steal. The second-row seating is spacious in every area and the third row is perfect for seating extra passengers. The second-row seats also slide up to make more room in the third-row. These large and comfortable seats are yet another great bonus and ensure that everyone in the vehicle rides in comfort and style.

Performance and Handling

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 drives like a smaller car, despite its size. It feels athletic and is very maneuverable. The turbocharged engine is powerful enough to make most drivers pretty happy. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas drives with refinement and smoothly shifts with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has an optional V6 engine that adds power and has no problem getting it up to speed on the highway. It has the precise handling expected of the Volkswagen company. It doesn't feel sloppy or loose, even with the power assist. This well-mannered Volkswagen responds well to drivers and takes turns with ease, despite its larger size.

Both of these vehicles are great options, though the 2018 Atlas tends to have higher consumer ratings. To see all of the innovative features the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers, we invite you to test drive it at Prestige Volkswagen of Stamford today!