2019 VW Atlas vs Toyota 4Runner in Fort Wayne, IN

With so many SUV models on the market, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options. To ease the research burden, the Vorderman VW team has highlighted two of the most sought-after models in this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner head-to-head comparison.

In this guide, we're focusing on the 2019 VW Atlas V6 SE with Technology, starting at $37,295 MSRP, and the 2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium, starting at $37,140 MSRP. If you have any questions that aren't addressed here, don't hesitate to reach out to our VW dealership in Fort Wayne, IN. Simply complete our online form or call (260) 489-7900, and we'll be happy to help.

Engine & Performance

Under the hood, both SUVs feature a robust V6 engine. The 3.6L of the Atlas and the 4.0L of the 4Runner produce comparable power, but the Atlas gains an edge when focusing on fuel economy. Performance specs for both powertrains are as follows:

2019 VW Atlas


2019 Toyota 4Runner

3.6L V6


4.0L V6

276 HP


270 HP

266 lb.-ft.


278 lb.-ft.

17 city / 24 hwy MPG

Fuel Economy

17 city / 20 hwy MPG

2019 VW Atlas Leather Interior Dashboard

Interior Design

There's no way to decide which interior matches your personal style until you check both out for yourself. There are, however, key differences in the cabins that you should be aware of. Both offer heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, but the following features are only found in the 2019 Atlas:

  • Climatronic® tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Remote start
  • Push-button start
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • 50/50 split-folding third row
Family Loading a Cooler in the 2019 VW Atlas

Safety & Technology

The differences between the Atlas and 4Runner continue when you compare their suites of tech and safety features. Both SUVs boast a well-connected infotainment system, although the 8-in. touchscreen display found in the Atlas dwarfs the 6.1-in. screen of the 4Runner. Additionally, the Atlas includes the following amenities, not included in similarly priced 4Runner models:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear traffic alert
  • Pedestrian monitoring

Schedule a Test Drive in Fort Wayne, IN

If you're ready to get behind the wheel of the 2019 VW Atlas, then schedule your visit to Vorderman VW today! Browse our Atlas inventory to see the current selection at our dealership in Fort Wayne, IN, and then set up a test drive appointment with our convenient online form. We also encourage you to pair your favorite model with one of our budget-friendly lease or finance deals. If you have any questions, please call (260) 489-7900.

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