2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Mazda CX-9

Blue 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, VS icon, and grey 2019 Mazda CX-9

In the crowded field of three-row SUVs, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas stands out from the pack, with its cavernous interior, impressive performance, off-road capabilities, excellent warranty coverage, and a wealth of premium features. For this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Mazda CX-9 comparison, we show how the Atlas outshines one of its three-row SUV competitors.

The 2019 Atlas is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $30,895, compared to $32,280 for the 2019 CX-9. And with its many standard and available premium features, the Atlas offers tremendous value. This includes aluminum-alloy wheels, a remote power liftgate, the 400-watt Fender Premium Audio System, the Climatronic 3-zone automatic climate control system, and Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone integration. The Atlas also offers driving assistance features like Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, and Lane Assist.

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2019 Mazda CX-9
$30,895 Base MSRP $32,280
6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty
96.8 cu-ft Maximum Storage Capacity 71.2 cu-ft
276-hp Maximum Horsepower 250-hp

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Just like the rest of the 2019 Volkswagen model lineup, the 2019 Atlas provides the peace of mind of very generous warranty coverage, with the 6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 CX-9 only offers a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

You and your passengers will have plenty of space to stretch out in the Atlas, for it has a cavernous total passenger volume of 153.7 cu-ft. The 2019 CX-9 has a total passenger volume of only 135.1 cu-ft. You’ll also have an abundance of space to load up for your adventures with the Atlas, for it boasts a maximum cargo capacity of 96.8 cu-ft. The CX-9 has a maximum cargo capacity of just 71.2 cu-ft.

The 2019 Atlas delivers the power for any of your excursions. Its available 3.6-liter VR6 engine doles out 276 horsepower, compared to 250 horsepower for the available turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine in the 2019 CX-9. Also, the Atlas is more capable on the towing front. It has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, while the CX-9 can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Are you a three-row SUV shopper from the West Los Angeles-area? Check out the 2019 VW Atlas at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!


Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas parked next to a house
Brown and grey seats in 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Silver 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing an Airstream trailer
Steering wheel, gauges, and touchscreen in 2019 Volkswagen Atlas