The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is one of the newest small adventuring SUVs on the block and it is looking to take down the proverbial champion, the Jeep Cherokee. Our team at Kempthorn Volkswagen can help you cross-shop these two small SUVs, so you can choose which one is best for your lifestyle.

When it comes to styling the VW Atlas Cross Sport has a definite edge on the Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee design has been out for a while now, and even with its facelift a few years ago it is still looking dated. On the contrary, the Atlas Cross Sport is looking fresh and bold compared to its competition. It has striking accents lines that help convey its rugged personality, while still retaining its European elegance. The Atlas Cross Sport is the small SUV to get if you are looking to stand out when you are driving around Canton, OH. The interior of the Cherokee is feeling a bit dated as well. The materials are rugged, but not as comfortable as the ones found in the Atlas Cross Sport. You also will find dated technology in the Jeep compared to the latest tech in the VW. The VW is overall a more comfortable vehicle to travel around Northeast Ohio in.

Both vehicles give you many options when it comes to performance, but which powertrains give you everything you are looking for. The Cherokee can be had with your choice of three engines. The 2.4L naturally aspirated Tigershark engine feels a bit underpowered compared to the others in the lineup, the 2.0L turbo engine makes decent power but in a less refined way. The 3.2L Pentastar V6 makes way less torque than the 2.0L turbo but provides you with about the same amount of power and a smooth ride. VW gives you the choice of two powertrains with the Atlas Cross Sport, and they both feel well equipped for the job. The standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine makes a healthy amount of power and provides you with a great balance of speed and efficiency. The 3.6L V6 engine provides you with similar power to the V6 found in the Jeep, but it offers the low-end torque that that engine is lacking. That low-end torque comes in handy, as it allows the Cross Sport to tow up to 5,000lbs, which is 500 more than the Cherokee.

To see how the Atlas Cross Sport stacks up to other small SUVs, you can visit our team at Kempthorn Volkswagen. They will be able to provide you with more comparisons, and they can even get you set up on a test drive if you are interested.

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