2019 Toyota Highlander Head To Head With VW Atlas

The 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 VW Atlas are two of the most versatile and capable SUVs on the market today. The advanced features and sharp styling make it difficult to choose between them, but Fox Toyota experts are here to assist.. To help you make carefree decision between these two SUVs, our Rochester Hills, MI, experts crafted a comparison pitting the 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. Volkswagen Atlas. For the purposes of this comparison, we will be analyzing the 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited, starting at $42,630 MSRP, and the 2019 VW Atlas V6 SEL, starting at $41,395 MSRP

Our Fox Toyota dealership is currently featuring a great selection of new Highlander models in our new inventory, so browse through to find the right trim for your needs. Once you've found the right model, match it with our Highlander special offer to secure a great value. If you have any questions, please get in contact with a Fox Toyota by sending us a message or calling (248) 731-0221. Compare the Highlander and Atlas with our model review below!

Highlander driving along lake

Performance Specs

Both of these SUVs come equipped with a V6 engine, producing similar performance figures. However, the Highlander provides slightly more power and higher fuel efficiency. See the table below for the key engine specs of each model.

2019 Toyota Highlander Limited


2019 VW Atlas V6 SEL

3.5L V6


3.6L VR6

295 HP


276 HP

263 lb.-ft.


266 lb.-ft.

21 MPG city/27 MPG hwy

Fuel Efficiency

18 MPG city/25 MPG hwy

5,000 lbs.


5,000 lbs.

toyota highlander interior console

Interior & Technology

The Atlas and Highlander aim to deliver a comfortable and engaged experience for the whole family, with plenty of premium interior accessories and tech specs all throughout the cabin. Check the following list to see the best specs offered on the 2019 Highlander:

  • Perforated leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • Seating for 7 with second-row captain's chairs and 60/40 split 3rd row seats
  • Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio w/ integrated navigation and Entune® app suite, and 8-in. high-resolution touchscreen


2019 Highlander XLE

Keep you and your passengers safe no matter which of these SUVs you choose. You'll find a high-end set of safety features outfitted on both models, with cutting-edge sensors and alert systems keeping you secure on the road at all times. Look below for key safety features included on the 2019 Highlander:

  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Rear parking assist sonar
  • Integrated rearview camera
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P

Test Drive a Highlander at Fox Toyota

Now that you've read through our Toyota vs. Volkswagen SUV comparison, click through to our Rochester Hills, MI, dealership inventory to find the right model for you, then apply our Highlander special offer to save big! If you're interested in learning more about the 2019 VW Atlas, head over to Fox VW for a full model breakdown. Please call or message a Fox Toyota team member if you have any further questions.

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