2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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With spacious third-row seating and a wealth of technology, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas presents itself as a smart option for families shopping for an SUV in Santa Monica. Step into a versatile cabin that allows you to bring along a large amount of cargo, and equip yourself with luxury technology for entertainment and safety not usually seen for such a bargain price. When measured up to a popular competitor, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the new Volkswagen Atlas makes itself an even stronger choice. Read on to compare before coming in for a test drive today!

Interior Space

There’s no denying that the new Volkswagen Atlas has the spacious cabin that makes it perfect for every family. With the ability to seat seven passengers, the easy-access third-row seating features two seats with enough room for two adults, while the second-row offers enough room for three adults or even three child seats. You can also opt for second row captain’s chairs. The rear seats fold down in a number of ways to reveal a maximum cargo area of 96.8 cu. ft., too.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee only offers room for up to five passengers as there is no third row seating. There’s a significant deficit in cargo space, as well, as even with the seats folded you’ll only have a maximum cargo space of 68.3 cu. ft.


The new Volkswagen Atlas is equipped with VW Car-Net App-Connect, a refreshed infotainment system featured on a touchscreen display that gives you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as an available navigation system. You can stream your favorite audio through the 480-watt Fender Premium Audio System, and the driver assistance technology available includes Front Assist, Lane Assist, Park Pilot, and so much more.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display that you’ll have to upgrade to enjoy syncing your iPhone to for features like Siri Eyes Free. While comparable driver assistance technology is available, there is no overhead multi-angle camera available like there is with the new Volkswagen Atlas.

Schedule a Time to Take the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas On the Road

See how the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas outshines the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee in person today when you meet us at 2441 Santa Monica Blvd. for a test drive. If you’d like to speak with a sales specialist about making an appointment, you can give us a call at 855-728-5608 or leave a message online to have a team member reach out to you with more information. We offer great finance specials and competitive interest rates to get you home in your new SUV today!