2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Nissan Pathfinder and VW Atlas Cross Sport in comparison photo

The American crossover market is undoubtedly the most popular in the country, which makes sense when you consider the benefits that these model types have to offer. Sculpted bodies, ample amounts of adrenaline, and versatile interiors make for quite the selling points with each vehicle in production today, and that’s a big reason why so many manufacturers are itching to introduce their new offerings to the market. Volkswagen has just announced its all-new Atlas Cross Sport, intended to be a direct competitor to mid-size SUVs and crossovers. But how well does it stack up to established favorites like the Nissan Pathfinder?

That’s what we want to help you answer today – our Glendale Nissan sales team has put some research together on both the 2020 Pathfinder and Atlas Cross Sport models, and we’re excited to show you what we found. If you’re in the market for a brand new SUV, come with us below and see which of these two predicted leaders best suits your needs!

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2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
3.5-liter V6 / up to 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque output  Largest Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  3.6-liter V6 / 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque output 
Seven Passengers / up to 79.5 cubic feet of space behind first row  Interior Seating Capacity and Cargo Volume  Five Passengers / 77.8 cubic feet of space behind first row 
Up to 6,000 pounds  Maximum Tow Rating  5,000 pounds 
20 miles per gallon city / 27 miles per gallon highway  City and Highway Fuel Economy  21 miles per gallon city / 24 miles per gallon highway 

Test drive the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder at Glendale Nissan in Glendale Heights IL

Though the Atlas Cross Sport has made great strides to be one of your top options in the crossover market, there’s no denying that the 2020 Pathfinder is better in every regard. With greater power, a roomier interior, and a better selection of driver assistance features (including Intelligent Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking and Rear Cross Traffic) at your disposal, the 2020 Pathfinder is set to keep a firm hold at the top of the crossover industry’s pecking order.

If you’re looking to get inside the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder for a test drive, we’ve got good news – it's available today at Glendale Nissan! Feel free to give our sales department a shout any time you want, and we’ll get you behind the wheel whenever it’s best for your schedule. We can’t wait to see you stop by!


2020 Nissan Pathfinder cabin with steering wheel and dashboard in frame
Overhead view of red 2020 Nissan Pathfinder driving on bridge