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2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2021 Audi Q7

2021 VW Atlas vs 2021 Audi Q7

2021 Volkswagen Atlas S

2021 Audi Q7 Premium
$31,555 MSRP*


$54,950 MSRP
2.0L Engine


2.0L Engine
21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

19 mpg city / 23 mpg highway
96.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

69.6 cubic feet

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2021 Audi Q7 are mid-size SUVs that offer a variety of features and strong performance on West Des Moines roads. However, which model is best for your daily commute? While the Audi Q7 offers luxury design and features, the Volkswagen Atlas offers a competitive array of amenities and performance ratings at a lower MSRP than the Audi Q7. Compare the 2021 VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7 with Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines below, then contact our team to set up a time to experience everything the Volkswagen Atlas has to offer! 

2021 VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7: Price

The first thing most Urbandale shoppers look at when buying a new car is the starting MSRP. Finding a vehicle that fits your budget is just as important as finding one that fits your needs. When you compare the 2021 VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7 starting prices, you’ll find that the Volkswagen Atlas offers thousands of dollars of savings over the Audi Q7. See their starting MSRPs below:

  • 2021 Volkswagen Atlas S: $31,555 MSRP*
  • 2021 Audi Q7 Premium: $54,950 MSRP

Drivers who are looking for a luxury driving experience without the luxury price tag will find that the Volkswagen Atlas fits their needs and their budget. Additionally, customers who shop at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines can take advantage of our new vehicle specials to save even more on their new Volkswagen purchase. 

VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7: Engine & MPG

Engine performance is another area drivers in Des Moines want to consider before buying a new model. The Volkswagen Atlas and the Audi Q7 offer comparable performance ratings, with the Audi Q7 edging out ahead in available horsepower and torque. However, the Volkswagen Atlas offers a higher fuel economy rating. Explore the 2021 VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7 engine and MPG specs below:

2021 Volkswagen Atlas S Engine and MPG

  • 2.0L, 4V TFSI R4 Engine
  • 235 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

2021 Audi Q7 Premium Engine and MPG

  • 2.0L four-cylinder Engine
  • 248 hp
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city / 23 mpg highway EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

While the Volkswagen Atlas has a lower horsepower and torque rating compared to the Audi Q7, it still offers more than enough power to transport drivers and their passengers around town and across state lines. Additionally, the Volkswagen Atlas has a 5,000-pound towing capacity, so drivers can tow their trailers, campers, and outdoor equipment. 


Shopping for a new vehicle is an exciting experience, especially considering all the new features you can explore during your test drives. When comparing the Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Atlas amenities, drivers will find that both vehicles offer a comprehensive array of connectivity, entertainment, and convenience features to enjoy on their drives in West Des Moines. However, Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines customers will find that the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas offers a wider array of convenience and connectivity options on its base trim level for a much lower price than the Audi Q7. See the 2021 VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7 features below:

2021 Volkswagen Atlas S Interior Features

  • 2 front USB-C ports
  • App-Connect
  • Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices
  • Composition Color touchscreen sound system with 6.5-inch color display, and AM/FM radio
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)
  • Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®
  • 6-way manually adjustable driver´s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row, 3rd-row easy entry, and 50/50-split folding 3rd row
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Dual-zone climate control with air vents for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd rows
  • LED interior lighting
  • Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD)

2021 Audi Q7 Premium Interior Features

  • 40/20/40 split-folding seats
  • Heated front seats 
  • 8-way power front seats w/4-way power lumbar and memory for driver
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter
  • 4 Door Curb/Courtesy
  • Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Audi Sound System
  • Audi smartphone interface (wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay)
  • Navigation 
  • 10.1-inch and 8.6-inch displays
  • Bluetooth®
  • SIRIUS satellite radio (w/3-month complimentary subscription)


Both the Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Atlas are classified as mid-size SUVs. This means that they offer up to three rows of seating on certain trim levels and have a spacious interior for the driver, passengers, and cargo. The Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Atlas have seating for up to seven people, but the Volkswagen Atlas comes out ahead in several key areas: cargo space, headroom, and legroom. Explore the 2021 VW Atlas vs. Audi Q7 interior dimensions below:

2021 Volkswagen Atlas S Interior Dimensions

  • Headroom (front /second / third): 41.3 / 40.4 / 38.3 inches
  • Legroom (front / second / third): 41.5 / 37.6 / 33.7 inches
  • Cargo Space (behind front / second / third): 96.8 / 54.9 / 45.1 cubic feet
  • Seating: 7 people

2021 Audi Q7 Premium Interior Dimensions

  • Headroom (front / second / third): 39.9 / 38.8 / 35.9 inches
  • Legroom (front / second / third): 41.7 / 38.8 / 29.2 inches
  • Cargo Space (behind front / second / third): 69.6 / 35.7 / 14.2 cubic feet
  • Seating: 7 people

If you have a growing family or you just prefer more room on your daily commute, the Volkswagen Atlas has the extra space you need to make your driving experience easier and more comfortable. 

Test Drive the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Today!

The Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Atlas have a lot to offer families in Urbandale, but only the Volkswagen Atlas can give drivers a variety of features, a spacious interior, and the lower monthly payment they’re looking for in a new vehicle. Experience everything the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has to offer when you visit our Johnston showroom, then sit down with our finance team to discuss your leasing or financing options. Visit us today. We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen Atlas! 

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