2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Subaru Forester

A gray 2020 Volkswagen Atlas compared to a black 2020 Subaru Forester.

Envision a time when you and your family or friends head decide to take a road trip. With a need for additional seating and cargo space, you’re most likely going to want a midsize SUV for space and power that lasts. Enter the 2020 Volkswagen Altas.

Found here at Neftin Volkswagen in Thousand Oaks, CA, the 2020 VW Atlas packs both convenience and performance into one three-row SUV package. But looking at its competitors, such as the 2020 Subaru Forester, how does it rank? We decided to investigate; here’s what we found:

Interior Space and Amenities

2020 Volkswagen Atlas


2020 Subaru Forester

7 Seating Capacity 5
70.0 inches Vehicle Height 68.1 inches
78.3 inches Vehicle Width 71.5 inches
Available Ventilated/ Cooled Front Seats Not Available

The 2020 VW Atlas boasts both size and comfort compared to the 2020 Subaru Forester, seen in the table above. With its additional size in height and width, there’s more head and shoulder space to keep you and up to six other passengers comfortable. Plus, some trim levels provide up to four USB ports for charging your devices while on the road. A hands-free, remote power liftgate is also available to make packing and unpacking much easier.

Engine Options for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

2.0L Turbo

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options

3.6L V6

235 (w/Premium Fuel) Horsepower 276
258 (w/Premium Fuel) Torque 266
20 City / 24 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 17 City / 23 Highway MPG
All Available Trim levels All

But the bottom line when it comes to three-row SUVs must be in the power of the engine, seen in the table above. With the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, two engine options are available at all trim levels, unlike the 2020 Subaru Forester. Looking for good performance with higher gas mileage? The base 2.0L turbo engine is ideal with its 22 Combined MPG. Needing more power? The available 3.6L V6 engine can help you tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. Whatever you’re looking for with performance, the 2020 VW Atlas has the engine option that fits your needs.

Check out a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas at Thousand Oaks, CA

Overall, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas gives drivers and passengers space, comfort, and performance to make for a successful trip. Whether you’re planning a long-distance trip or simply driving to and from work, it has the options you need to make driving an easy and enjoyable experience. Stop into Neftin Volkswagen in Thousand Oaks to check one out for yourself.