VW Atlas Cross Sport 2021 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021

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Let's compare the 2021 VW Atlas Cross to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, offered by Excellence Chrysler St-Eustache, your Jeep dealer on the North Shore. We are located near the West Island of Montreal.

Grand Cherokee vs Atlas Cross Sport: Design

By all accounts, the design of the 2021 Atlas Cross Sport is a bit rustic.  The VW Atlas Cross Sport has a rectangular shape lacking any elegance or toughness and is only available in 4 versions (Trendline, Comfortline, Highline and Execline).

Muscular, charismatic, and dripping with class from bumper to bumper, the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in 11 versions. That's almost 3 times as many as the VW Atlas Cross Sport. While the VW Atlas Cross Sport offers a limited selection of 8 fairly simple body colors (Pyrite Silver Metallic, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl), the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a vibrant selection of 12 modern colours ranging from Velvet Red Pearl to Walnut Brown Metallic, Slate Blue and Green Metallic.

If this stunning selection of colors wasn't enough, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers an extraordinary 11 wheel sets to choose from. For example, the 2021 Grand Cherokee Laredo comes standard with 18" fine silver aluminum wheels, while the Overland model comes standard with 20" polished aluminum wheels with technical gray painted pockets (also available on the Limited). Lastly, the Trackhawk is equipped with 20" x 10" black satin aluminum wheels, which are also available on option on the SRT.


Grand Cherokee vs Atlas Cross Sport: Interior

Opening the doors of a 2021 Atlas Cross Sport reveals a simple, almost monastic interior.

On the opposite end, as soon as you open the doors of the 2021 Grand Cherokee you will experience a whole new world. Many different seats are offered, like the black leather seats of the 80th Anniversary Edition, Limited and Limited X versions; Nappa leather seats with Sienna Brown perforated inserts in the Overland; or Laguna grey leather with blue accents in the Summit.

The 2021 Grand Cherokee comes standard with heated front seats and steering wheel as well as dual-zone climate control. It also features a 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support. The Limited trim also adds a dual-panel panoramic sunroof and an optional 506-watt Alpine audio system with 9 speakers and a subwoofer.

The Grand Cherokee offers far more cargo space (1,141 L or 40.3 ft3) than the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport. What's more, the 2021 Grand Cherokee is also equipped with the standard power tailgate that opens to reveal up to 1,943 L (68.3 ft3) of cargo space.

Grand Cherokee vs Atlas Cross Sport: Powertrains

The 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport comes standard with a single powertrain. It is a 2.0L TSI turbo engine paired to an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and 4Motion 4x4 drive. This powertrain delivers 235 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 907 kg (2,000 lbs).

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, yours to discover at Excellence Chrysler St-Eustache, near Blainville and St-Jerome, can be equipped with one of four powertrains depending on the model:

  • The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 drivetrain. It delivers 293 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 2,812 kg (6,200 lb). Even the base powertrain of the 2021 Grand Cherokee is far superior to the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport! It is standard on the Laredo, Altitude, 80th Anniversary Edition, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit.
  • The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with an 8-speed transmission and 4-wheel drive. It produces 360 hp, 390 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 3,265 kg (7,200 lbs). This powertrain is available on option on the Trailhawk, Overland and Summit versions of the 2021 Grand Cherokee.
  • Standard on the Grand Cherokee SRT, the 6.4L HEMI SRT V8 engine generates 475 hp, 470 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 3,265 kg (7,200 lb).
  • Finally, the 2021 Jeep Trackhawk delivers a wild charge of 707 purebred horsepower and a shocking 645 lb-ft of torque.


Grand Cherokee vs Atlas Cross Sport: Communication and Entertainment

Aside from its optional Fender audio system, the 2021 Atlas Cross Sport doesn't do much to stand out in terms of communications and entertainment technologies.

For its part, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, available with your St-Eustache Jeep dealer located on the North Shore near the West Island, comes standard with the award-winning Uconnect 4C NAV system (optional on the Laredo). This system includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, 2 DVD players, Bluetooth hands-free text and voice communications, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the optional SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic Plus services.

Grand Cherokee vs. Atlas Cross Sport: Drive-Assist Technologies

Depending on the version, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is equipped with standard driver assist technologies such as emergency brake assist, lane change assist, park assist, cruise control and automatic high beams.

Passengers of the 2021 Grand Cherokee, in turn, are protected by more than 70 standard and optional safety features including:

  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Path Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go
  • LaneSense lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers.


The 2021 Grand Cherokee: Better Pricing!

Note that the 2021 Grand Cherokee is offered at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of only $44,399, while the base model of the 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport will cost you $48,205.

Try the best SUV at Excellence Chrysler St-Eustache

After comparing the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the Atlas Cross Sport, it is clear that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee always comes out on top. But what better way to experience everything it can do than by visiting it in person! Bring your family to experience test drive and use the opportunity to explore the full line-up of the best SUVs on the market, Jeep SUVs!

Excellence Chrysler St-Eustache is located on the North Shore of Montreal, near the West Island, not far from Blainville and St-Jerome.

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