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2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Atlas

2020 BMW X5


2019 VW Atlas vs. 2020 BMW X5



$58,900 MSRP
2.0L turbo I4/235 hp


3.0L turbo/335 hp
22 mpg (20 city/26 hwy)

Fuel Economy

23 mpg (21 city/26 hwy)
3.6L V6

Available Engines

4.4L V8
96.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

72.3 cubic feet
5 stars

NHTSA Overall Rating

4 stars

For full-size SUVs, how does the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas compare to a 2020 BMW X5? Reeves Volkswagen compared the two to see which one is a better fit for Brandon families.

Performance and Price: Atlas vs. X5

The Atlas and the X5 come with these engines options:

  • 2019 VW Atlas
    • Standard: 2.0L turbo I4 that generates 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
    • Available: 3.6L V6 with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque
  • 2020 BMW X5
    • Standard: 3.0-liter turbo inline 6-cylinder engine that generates 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque
    • Available: 4.4 liter Turbo V-8 engine generates 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque

The differences in the engines are most clearly reflected in the prices. The BMW X5 starts with an MSRP of $58,900, while the Volkswagen Atlas is significantly less with an MSRP of $30,895. Despite the difference in with the standard engines’ power, both SUVs have similar EPA estimates for fuel economy in Wesley Chapel with a combined MPG of 22 for the Volkswagen and 23 for the BMW.

Interior: X5 vs. Atlas

The interiors of the Atlas and the X5 also significantly differ. The Atlas has three rows of seating for seven, with room for three child safety seats in the same row. The X5 comes standard with two rows that seat five passengers. An available third row can be added.

Even though the Atlas has more seating, it also has 24.5 cubic feet more cargo space than the X5 when all the seats are folded down.

NHTSA Highway Safety Ratings

Every year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration puts vehicles through crash tests to see how they perform. Both of these SUVs got excellent scores by the NHTSA: the Volkswagen Atlas got a perfect 5-star rating in every category. The BMW X5 earned four stars, scoring lower frontal crash and rollover ratings.

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