2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Mazda CX-9

If you're looking for an SUV that looks modern and offers an impressive amount of versatility, you can't go wrong with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. We're taking a closer look at the competing models that make the 2018 Atlas shine, so today we're comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017 Mazda CX-9. Read on to find the engine specs and standard interior features for both SUVs and choose the right model for your lifestyle and budget. 

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Mazda CX-9
$30,500 Starting MSRP $31,520
2.0-Liter I-4 Standard Engine 2.5-Liter I-4
Yes Available AWD Yes
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic

2018 Atlas vs 2017 CX-9 Cargo Space Measurements

When it comes to engines, both the 2018 Atlas and the 2017 CX-9 come with a standard four-cylinder engine that produces over 220 horsepower and over 250 lb-ft of torque. The Atlas has a little extra horsepower with the standard engine, and also comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission in comparison to the Mazda's six-speed automatic transmission. 

The sleek and modern exterior styling of the Atlas stands out from its Mazda competition simply because of the confident stance and the horizontal lines. From the front to the back, the Atlas was designed with modern simplicity and high-tech versatility in mind.  

Considering the interior features, you'll find that both the Atlas and the CX-9 have a lot to offer, even at the base trim. Standard features for both SUVs include multiple interior 12V DC power outlets, a six-speaker audio system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth compatibility, and a driver information center. On top of this, the 2018 Atlas offers over 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, while the Mazda only offers just over 70 cubic feet. 

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Rear Passenger Space
2018 Volkswagen Atlas First Row Seating Space
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Color options
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Rear Hatch Measurements

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