VW Atlas vs Audi Q7

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Silver If you’ve already started your short list of vehicles you’d like to own when shopping for a full-size SUV, then you’ll want to add the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and the Audi Q7 to your list. Both vehicles offer impressive fuel economy, engine options, and spaciousness, but for your drives in the Avon, Indianapolis, and Plainfield areas, only one of these models will perfectly fit your needs.

For your comparison purposes, we’ve put these two vehicles head-to-head so that you can see if the VW Atlas or the Audi Q7 is the car for you. Through this handy guide, you’ll be able to take a closer look to see which of these models has the attributes that matter most. At Andy Mohr Volkswagen, we look forward to helping you find the right vehicle for your needs.

VW Atlas vs Audi Q7: Quick Facts

VW Atlas

Audi Q7

Engines: 2.0L turbo inline-4/3.6L V6 Engines: 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder/3.0L TFSI® V6
Fuel Economy: 22 city/26 highway MPG* Fuel Economy: 19 city/25 highway MPG
Vehicle Size: 198.3 inches L x 78.3 inches W x 69.7 inches H Vehicle Size: 199.6 inches L x 87.1 inches W x 68.5 inches H
Trims: S, SE, SEL (with 4MOTION® or Technology) Trims: Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige

Engine Options & Fuel Economy

2019 Volkswagen Atlas for Sale Both the VW Atlas and the Audi Q7 offer drivers two different engine choices. VW Atlas drivers will have access to a standard 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine or upgrade to a 3.6L V6 engine. The Q7 offers a 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder or a 3.0L TFSI® V6. Both engine choices offer the power you’ll need to get to where you’re going.

However, all engines aren’t created equally. Some have better fuel economy than others. The VW Atlas offers an EPA-estimated 22 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway,* while the Audi Q7 offers 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. With the VW Atlas, you can stay on the road a little longer and spend less time at the gas station.

Cargo Volume & Passenger Space

VW Atlas

Audi Q7

Max Cargo Space: 96.8 ft3

Max Cargo Space: 71.6 ft3

Front Headroom: 41.3 inches

Front Headroom: 38.4 inches

Front Legroom: 41.5 inches

Front Legroom: 41.7 inches

Part of the allure of driving a full-size SUV is having more than enough room for your friends, your family, or all of your stuff. With the Volkswagen Atlas, you won’t have any problem stowing all your things with the 96.8 ft3 of cargo space with the second and third rows collapsed. In the Audi Q7, there’s 71.6 ft3 of space behind the front seats. Stow more and go with the Volkswagen Atlas.

Having enough room for your friends means giving them the space they need to get comfortable. In the front seat, both driver and passenger can share 41.3 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom. Meanwhile, in the Q7, you’ll have 38.4 inches of front headroom and 41.7 inches of front legroom.

The trend of having more space continues in the VW Atlas, too, as both the second and third rows offer more space than the Audi model.

Safety & Technology Features

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Interior TechnologyThese days, safety and technology go hand in hand, and the VW Atlas has no shortage of impressive driver-assisting technologies that can help in preventing collisions like:

  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Pedestrian Monitoring

While the Q7 offers several alternate safety systems, the technology doesn’t equal that of the standard collision protection offered by the Volkswagen Atlas.

Test Drive Your VW Atlas Today

When you’re ready to stop window-shopping and start shopping in person, come join us from the Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield area to find out what the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has to offer in real life.

At Andy Mohr Volkswagen, we want to help you find your dream vehicle, so come test drive the VW Atlas today!

*EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.