2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas


Starting Price



310 hp


27 mpg/hwy


25 mpg/hwy
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If you’re shopping for a capable, attractive mid-sized SUV that can manage up to eight passengers without the bulk of a monster SUV, you should check out the 2018 Chevy Traverse. The Traverse offers Florence and Covington, KY drivers more power than competitors like the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, and it manages to do it at a price that makes it easy on the budget – one of the reasons why we at Tom Gill can’t get enough of the new redesigned Chevrolet. Read our comparison and take one test drive, and we think you’ll feel the same.


The Traverse has a base price of just $29,930, with a well-equipped premier model starting at only $48,295. The Volkswagen Atlas has a base price of $30,500, with an SEL Premium edition starting at $48,490. The Chevy will save drivers over time as well, thanks to the efficient 3.6L V6 powerplant that delivers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 27 mpg/highway. The Atlas has a 3.6L V6 engine as well, but it promises just 25 mpg/highway fuel economy – a difference that could potentially cost hundreds more at the pump over the life of the vehicle.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse At Campsite


The Chevy’s engine isn’t just more efficient than the Volkswagen, it offers more power as well, delivering 310 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque – more than enough to get it where it’s going in a hurry. The Atlas can be equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that offers just 276 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, or the V6 engine that generates only 276 hp and just matches the Chevy’s 266 lb.-ft. of torque.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse At Campsite


In a recent J.D. Power and Associates study of initial quality, Chevrolet vehicles were found to have fewer problems and to provide a more reliable driving experience, landing the automaker in the top six overall. Volkswagen didn’t inspire the same confidence with more problems reported in new vehicles, landing them in the 10th place. When drivers of three-year-old vehicles were polled, Chevy’s placement remained the same, while the Volkswagen line dropped to 25th place in regards to reliability.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse At Campsite

Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Traverse at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Explore the 2018 Chevy Traverse and see why we prefer it to the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas for our Florence and Covington customers. Contact Tom Gill Chevrolet at (855) 977-0189 or visit our showroom at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY.


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