The new for 2020 Cross Sport is VW’s edgier take on the Atlas three-row SUV.
The five-passenger Cross Sport shares its underpinnings and engine choices with the larger three-row Atlas, but it loses the third row and some cargo space.
Handling is nimbler than one would expect from such a large vehicle.
The ride has an underlying firmness but absorbs bumps decently.
The seats are comfortable and the controls are easy to use.
The base 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is quite responsive and capable of moving the Cross Sport adequately, and there is also a more powerful 3.6-liter V6.
The turbo four-cylinder engine gets slightly better fuel economy.
Both front- and all-wheel drive are offered.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning are standard.