Differences Between the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport

You’ve decided to get yourself a quality, German-engineered SUV, but you’ve noticed there’s both a 2024 Volkswagen Atlas, and a 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. What sets these two incredible vehicles apart from each other? This is a great question – both are quite similar in many respects, but offer some key differences that might make one suit your particular needs better than the other. Join the team here at Georgetown Volkswagen as we break down the main points that make the Atlas, and Atlas Cross Sport, unique.

Passenger Volume

One of the biggest differences between the Atlas and the Atlas Cross Sport is the overall passenger volume. The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas is more family oriented, coming standard with a 50/50 split-folding third-row, and you have the option for either a second-row bench or captain’s chairs. This means the Atlas can seat up to seven passengers. The Atlas Cross Sport, by comparison, is smaller, with only a second-row bench seat, and no third row, giving it a capacity of only five. The good news is, the Cross Sport’s reconfigured interior does allow for more comfort for the back seat, with some additional legroom for everyone.


Looks matter when it comes to a vehicle. The 2024 Atlas Cross Sport is a slightly smaller midsize SUV than its three-row cousin, losing around 5” of length, to make it a bit more maneuverable on tighter city streets. It also has a shall we say “sportier” appearance, with a sleeker, more muscular profile to set it apart from the larger Atlas. On the inside, the Atlas Cross Sport also has a slightly more stylish cabin, with improved door-panel stitching and colour accents.

Anything Else?

Well, the 2024 Atlas Cross Sport starts at a lower price point than the larger Atlas, due to the size difference – but honestly? Not really! You aren’t sacrificing capability out of the engine, performance, safety, or any of the latest high-tech features with either of these amazing SUVs. Volkswagen designed them for people who want a solid, midsize SUV, but only have slightly different needs – either a personal commuter vehicle in the Atlas Cross Sport, or a mobile family hub in the Atlas.

Visit Georgetown Volkswagen for the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport

Hopefully we’ve given you an idea of which of these two SUVs are the right one for you! When you’re ready to get your new 2024 Volkswagen Atlas or 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, we hope you’ll contact our team first! We can answer your additional questions, or book you in to test drive one. When the time comes to buy, make Georgetown Volkswagen your destination of choice.