Audi Q8 VS Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
With it’s entrance in 2019, the Audi Q8 shook the 2 row SUV market with its bold styling and high tech features. Starting at 68,200 however, the Q8 costs more than a BMW X5. For some, all that style and tech is worth every penny, but before you spend your hard earned money on a Q8, take a look at what Volkswagen is offering at nearly half the price tag.
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport boasts the culmination of a century worth of quality German Engineering. Looking at the Q8 and Atlas Cross Sport side by side, they are clearly twins, sporting nearly identical interior and exterior dimensions and similar technology offerings. The fully loaded Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium offers more technology than the base Audi Q8 and still saves you $20,000.
The primary difference between the two stablemates is the engine. While Audi’s Q8 comes standard with a 335 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, Volkswagen’s Atlas Cross Sport is available with either a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder or a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 putting out 235 and 276 horsepower, respectively. For the average buyer looking for a stylish and spacious 2 row Sport Utility Vehicle, the 59 horsepower difference will be negligible, especially considering the they share an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
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