2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs 2020 Chevrolet Blazer

The purchase of a new midsize SUV is a sign that life is evolving in numerous ways requiring more of everything. Needs such as space, versatility, safety and efficiency have become priorities over styling, performance and possibly even personality. While many car manufacturers have embraced this way of producing SUVs, Volkswagen has always though it important to blend in some of it German engineering for those who still love to drive.

The launch of the Volkswagen Atlas a few years ago changed the way SUVs are expected to get things done. The all-new Atlas Cross Sport takes the lessons learned by the three-row SUV and sharpens them for this most sporty of midsize SUVs. The new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport not alone with the intent to infuse the typical SUV with character as Chevrolet recently introduced the Blazer. Let’s compare the two.

Styling-wise, every version of the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport earns the bold new grille and the sleek stylish coupe-like profile. In the Chevrolet Blazer’s corner, only the expensive RS trims gains specific highlights. As for value, Chevrolet uses a similar tactic where pricing is concerned. The basic Blazer is slightly less expensive than the entry-level Atlas Cross Sport however the Chevrolet is equipped with a far less powerful and efficient engine and is FWD only. When comparably spec’d out, the Blazer’s price jumps beyond that of the Volkswagen.

As such, the standard 193-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in the Blazer serves the most basic enigne. For the Volkswagen, there are two highly-evolved engines to select from, both with included 4MOTION AWD. The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine develops 235-horsepower while the robust 3.6-liter V6 puts out 276-horsepower. The Blazer has a similar pair of engines which respectively deliver 230-horsepower and 305-horsepower. For the Chevrolet, AWD is an option with the 2.0-liter and standard with the V6.

When versatility safety are really important, consider that the VW’s trunk is 30% more capacious at nearly 1,150 liters in volume compared to the Blazer’s 864 liters. What’s more, the Volkswagen includes more standard safety features such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and blind spot monitoring.

Performance, handling and capability are all part of the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport’s makeup and DNA. Come and take one for a spin.