Compare 2019 GMC Acadia vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 GMC Acadia
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 17 25 $45,315 $47,500
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 25 $33,199 $34,800
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 25 $35,488 $37,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 25 $39,209 $41,100
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 25 $41,880 $43,900
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $43,407 $45,500
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $28,971 $29,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 21 26 $31,291 $32,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 21 26 $33,580 $35,200
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 21 26 $36,252 $38,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 18 25 $39,972 $41,900
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2.0T S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 20 26 $29,628 $30,895
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 20 26 $32,697 $34,095
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 20 26 $34,423 $35,895
Atlas 3.6L V6 S 4MOTION 17 23 $32,697 $34,095
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE 4MOTION 17 23 $35,766 $37,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE FWD 17 24 $34,039 $35,495
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $37,492 $39,095
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 24 $35,765 $37,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $39,362 $41,045
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 24 $37,637 $39,245
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,425 $43,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 24 $39,698 $41,395
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,411 $48,395
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $43,294 $45,145
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 24 $41,568 $43,345

Pricing

Invoice Price

$45,315
$29,628

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$47,500
$30,895

Monthly Payment Estimate

$792 / month
$515 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.0
6.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 GMC Acadia doesn’t stand out but is a solid choice for those who only need a third row occasionally. The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 20 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/222 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

310 @ 6600 235 @ 4500

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 20

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

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA -

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 8.1

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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