Both the Volkswagen Atlas and Subaru Ascent made big waves when they launched this year. The Atlas and Ascent are the first large, three-row SUVs for Volkswagen and Subaru, and their new designs have put them at the top of their segment. But if you're going to start a new lease, should you lease a VW Atlas? Or a Subaru Ascent? We're going to look at the pros and cons of leasing each vehicle below, so that shoppers near Dayton, OH can choose the best three-row SUV for them.

At Evans Volkswagen, we like to write these comparisons to help customers in the area find the right vehicle for them. Whether you're in Dayton, Tipp City, Piqua, Sidney, or as far north as Wapakoneta, Evans Volkswagen is your VW dealer of choice for great service, low prices, and peace of mind. We pride ourselves on providing all our Dayton area customers with honest, helpful service from the moment they find us, to years after their purchase. So read our comparison of leasing a Volkswagen Atlas vs Subaru Ascent below, and be sure to reach out with any questions you have.


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Volkswagen Atlas vs Subaru Ascent - Interior & Features

When families from Dayton, Tipp City, and Troy, OH are shopping for a three-row SUV, they tend to prioritize passenger and cargo space, safety, and comfort. Not to mention the latest tech and safety features. Here, we're going to compare the Volkswagen Atlas vs Subaru Ascent's features, so that our Wapakoneta customers can decide which SUV best fits their family's needs.

When it comes to a spacious interior, there's no vehicle in the class that matches the Volkswagen Atlas. Whether Piqua buyers are looking for passenger legroom or overall cargo space, the Volkswagen Atlas tops the class. But that's not to say the Subaru Ascent doesn't offer a roomy cabin. The Ascent offers a larger cabin and third row than many competitors, but it lags behind the Atlas in ways that are important for Dayton families.

The VW Atlas offers larger second and third rows, which are comfortable for adult passengers, and its third row is also easier to access. That's because the Atlas' second row can tilt and slide, even with a carseat installed. This is a very useful feature, and is usually only available in luxury vehicles.

In terms of interior quality, both the Atlas and Ascent show how far vehicle construction has come. Tipp City, OH drivers will find premium materials, and solid construction throughout both vehicles. The Atlas has Volkswagen's trademark German aesthetic, with refined design and easy-to-use controls. Meanwhile, the Ascent's design is a bit more "busy", but it is also high quality.

When it comes to safety and tech features, both vehicles are very well-equipped. The Atlas comes standard with more safety-specific features, like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Meanwhile, the Subaru comes standard with adaptive cruise control. Moving up from the base Atlas trim will get Wapakoneta buyers quite a few more advanced driver aides, while the Ascent locks some desirable features into its top trim level.

Lease a Volkswagen Atlas from a Dealer Near You

Overall, the Volkswagen Atlas offers more of what Troy, OH shoppers want, and is also a better value. Not only is it a less expensive vehicle overall, but Volkswagen dealers in Dayton offer incredible lease specials on this class-leading three-row SUV. If you've been thinking of leasing an SUV like the VW Atlas, contact Evans Volkswagen today to learn more about a low-cost lease.

If you lease during Volkswagen's Sign then Drive Event in Dayton, you can pay $0 down and $0 first month's payment on your new Volkswagen Atlas. Packed with the features that Ohio families want in their SUV, the Volkswagen Atlas could be the perfect next family vehicle for you.

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