Compare 2018 GMC Acadia vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 GMC Acadia
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 17 25 $44,745 $47,100
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 25 $32,870 $34,600
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 25 $35,340 $37,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 25 $39,520 $41,600
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 25 $41,705 $43,900
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $42,845 $45,100
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $28,855 $29,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 26 $30,970 $32,600
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 26 $33,440 $35,200
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 21 26 $36,575 $38,500
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 18 25 $39,805 $41,900
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2.0T S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 22 26 $29,490 $30,750
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 22 26 $32,453 $33,840
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 22 26 $34,467 $35,940
Atlas 2.0T SEL FWD 22 26 $37,793 $39,410
Atlas 3.6L V6 Launch Edition 4MOTION 17 23 $34,093 $35,550
Atlas 3.6L V6 Launch Edition FWD 18 25 $32,367 $33,750
Atlas 3.6L V6 S 4MOTION 17 23 $32,559 $33,950
Atlas 3.6L V6 S FWD 18 25 $30,833 $32,150
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE 4MOTION 17 23 $35,520 $37,040
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE FWD 18 25 $33,795 $35,240
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $37,535 $39,140
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 18 25 $35,809 $37,340
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,180 $42,940
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 18 25 $39,453 $41,140
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,742 $48,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,745
$29,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,100
$30,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 GMC Acadia is a solid, if not stand-out choice among mid-size crossovers with seating for up to seven. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas does little wrong, but it's light on personality and a little low-rent inside—and it guzzles fuel. It's worth a look, but mostly rivals do more for less.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.8 153.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.7 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.1 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 198.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
66 70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 117.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79 96.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.8 20.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.7 55.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.9 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QNU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QNU NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R20 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3956 4222
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LGX NA
Displacement
3.6L/223 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6600 235 @ 4500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M7U NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 5.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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