2022 VW Atlas vs. Hyundai Palisade

2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. 2022 Hyundai Palisade
2022 Volkswagen Atlas


2022 Hyundai Palisade
$34,335 MSRP*

Starting Price

33,350 MSRP

Trim Levels

96.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

86.4 cubic feet

10-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat

Not available

Heated Front Seats


LED Interior Lights

Not Available

If you’ve been searching for a sleek, performance-centric, and spacious SUV, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2022 Hyundai Palisade are two exceptional options. Both SUVs bring an exciting performance to Las Cruces, NM roadways and offer high-tech, roomy interiors. However, when you closely compare these VW vs. Hyundai SUVs, you’ll find that the Atlas comes out on top in terms of trim level options, cargo space, and standard features on the entry-level trim.



Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso has created this comparison guide, so you can decide whether the Atlas or Palisade will earn a spot in your driveway. When you’re done, reach out to our finance center to inquire about your buying or leasing options.

Atlas or Palisade: Trim Levels and Prices

If you’re like many Van Horn-area shoppers, price is going to be a major deciding factor when choosing the Atlas or Palisade. The 2022 VW Atlas does have a slightly higher starting price than the Palisade, coming in at $34,335 MSRP*, whereas the Hyundai SUV starts at 33,350 MSRP. However, the price difference between these SUVs isn’t drastic, and you’ll come to find that Atlas is worth every extra dollar. What’s more, the VW Atlas has five different trim levels to choose from, but the Palisade comes up short at four. Here’s a breakdown of the VW Atlas vs. Hyundai Palisade trim levels and prices:

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Levels

  • Volkswagen Atlas SE: $34,335 MSRP*
  • Volkswagen Atlas SE with Technology: $38,505 MSRP*
  • Volkswagen Atlas SEL: $44,105 MSRP*
  • Volkswagen Atlas SEL R-Line: $47,255 MSRP*
  • Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium R-Line: $51,505 MSRP*

2022 Hyundai Palisade Trim Levels

  • Hyundai Palisade SE: $33,350 MSRP
  • Hyundai Palisade SEL: $35,700 MSRP
  • Hyundai Palisade Limited $45,590 MSRP
  • Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy: $47,040 MSRP

When you shop with Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso for a new Volkswagen Atlas, you can garner great savings on this SUV with our new vehicle specials!

Atlas or Palisade: Cargo Space Dimensions

One of the primary reasons why Van Horn drivers and families upgrade to SUVs is because of the extra space they provide. If you’re frequently hauling around your children’s sports equipment, or you’d simply like ample space for your items when you’re running errands, you’ll want to opt for Atlas, which has a maximum cargo volume of 96.8 cubic feet. On the other hand, the Hyundai Palisade only offers 86.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Atlas or Palisade: Standard Features

As mentioned above, the slightly higher price of the Altas is worth the investment because you’ll have access to many more standard features on the entry-level model than you would on the base Palisade trim. Take a look at some of the features that are standard on the Atlas, but will require an upgrade, or just aren’t available at all, on the Palisade:

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat (Standard on the Atlas; not available on the Palisade)
  • Heated front seats (Standard on the Atlas; available on the Palisade)
  • LED interior lights (Standard on the Atlas; not available on the Palisade)
  • Bluetooth® technology (Standard on the Atlas; optional on the Palisade)

Shop for the New Volkswagen Atlas at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso

Now that you’ve compared these VW vs. Hyundai SUV models, which one will you choose? If you’d like to conduct more research, compare the VW Atlas to similar models like the Subaru Ascent or the Toyota Highlander. Have any additional questions about the Altas or want to schedule a test drive? Give us a call at (915) 845-8500 today!


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*Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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