Volkswagen Atlas vs Acura MDX

Volkswagen Atlas vs Acura MDX

If you’re searching for a mid-size SUV to take on the Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA, areas, two popular models you’ve probably come across are the Volkswagen Atlas and the Acura MDX. While both these vehicles are great companions for you out on the road, it’s important to look closer at each of their features in order to decide which one is the right choice for you.

Here are Faulkner Volkswagen we’re dedicated to helping our drivers on their car-buying journey, which is why we’ve created a Volkswagen Atlas vs. Acura MDX comparison review, to make that process just a little bit easier.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Acura MDX: Exterior Build & Design

Volkswagen Atlas vs Acura MDX

The first thing you notice about a vehicle is the exterior build and design, you want it to be sleek and eye-catching, while remaining durable and reliable.

In the VW Atlas, you can find an available panoramic sunroof, which stretches across all three rows of the SUV. This design element really opens up the entire vehicle and lets a taste of the outdoors inside, giving it practically a convertible type feel. The MDX comes with a power moonroof, but it’s just the same standard size you can find in any vehicle.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Acura MDX: Interior

Volkswagen Atlas vs Acura MDXWhen searching for an SUV, one of the most important features to look out for is having enough interior cabin space for all your passengers and cargo.

While both SUVs can comfortably fit seven passengers, the VW Atlas provides 153.7 cubic feet of standard passenger volume, while the Acura MDX comes in at just 132.7 cubic ft. of room for your passengers. This means in the VW Atlas, you’re getting almost 20 more cubic feet of room than you do in the MDX.

When it comes to cargo space, the VW Atlas doesn’t skimp on that either, with all the seats up you get 20.6 cubic feet of storage room, and with the second and third row seats folded down, you’re provided up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room. In the MDX, you’ll get just 15 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats up, and only 68.4 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats folded down.

2019 VW Atlas


2019 Acura MDX

41.3 inches

Front Headroom

38.1 inches

41.5 inches

Front Legroom

41.4 inches

40.4 inches

Second-row Headroom

38.3 inches

37.6 inches

Second-row Legroom

36.6 inches

It’s clear when it comes to interior cabin space and dimensions, the Acura MDX doesn’t even come close to beating the VW Atlas. In the VW Atlas, you’ll have much more room to store all your belongings, and your passengers will be more comfortable and able to stretch out as well.

Test Drive a Volkswagen Atlas Today!

As you can see from our 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Acura MDX, both SUVs are a great choice for your travels around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA, but ultimately the VW Atlas delivers when it comes to design and dimensions.

If you’re interested in scheduling a test drive or just want more information, call or stop by Faulkner Volkswagen today!

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