2023 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2023 Nissan Pathfinder

2023 Volkswagen Atlas

vs  2023 Nissan Pathfinder in Tampa, FL

Busy week ahead? Conquer it with the new 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. Engineered with the modern driver in mind, the Volkswagen Atlas has a plethora of features that makes life just a little bit easier. Take the optional touchscreen navigation system — it features a sleek glass surface and an intuitive system that provides turn-by-turn directions. There’s also the optional power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, which opens with the press of a button to let fresh air and light stream into the roomy cabin. And finally, you can access the rear cargo space with the available hands-free easy open remote power rear liftgate with a swing of your foot, allowing you to keep a tight grip on your instrument case, crockpot full of goodness or luggage pieces without missing a beat. Plus, when you consider all of the proactive safety features that are working hard to keep you (and your passengers) safe and sound, why wouldn’t you choose the new 2023 Volkswagen Atlas as your next vehicle upgrade?

If you’ve discovered the new 2023 Nissan Pathfinder in your quest for the perfect SUV, wait just a minute. You’ll want to see our findings — we compared the two models in the table below.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas

2023 Volkswagen Atlas
 2023 Nissan Pathfinder

Maximum Cargo Capacity (with Second- and Third-Row Seats Folded)

96.8 cubic feet

80.5 cubic feet

Available Ambient Lighting

Available Hands-Free Power Liftgate

Standard Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

Standard Eight-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Lumbar

Standard Blind Spot Warning

Standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Yikes — maybe Nissan should have waited another year before releasing the 2023 Pathfinder. When you compare these two SUVs side-by-side, it’s clear that the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas holds its own. Yes, both models offer ambient lighting, a hands-free power liftgate and Blind Spot Warning, but that’s where the similarities end. Boasting 96.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas can hold 15 more cubic feet worth of groceries, gear or home improvement supplies than the Nissan Pathfinder can (with the second- and third-row seats folded down). That’s a substantial number, especially if you’re considering the amount of overall room you want from your midsize SUV. Another mark against the Nissan Pathfinder is that it doesn’t offer standard rain-sensing windshield wipers — that’s a feature that you’ll have to pay more for on a higher trim — while the Volkswagen Atlas does. If you’re the lucky driver of the Volkswagen Atlas, you’ll be treated to a standard eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support; in the Nissan Pathfinder, you’ll have to manually adjust the standard six-way driver’s seat to your preferred position.

Don’t be swayed by a lesser vehicle. The new 2023 Volkswagen Atlas has the space, convenience, comfort and protection that you want in your next SUV — stop by today for a test drive!

If you’re interested in becoming the proud owner of a 2023 Volkswagen Atlas, give us a call, or stop by our dealership at 9816 East Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL 33619 for a test drive. We look forward to serving our customers from Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Sarasota and Clearwater.