Compare 2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Nissan Murano
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
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AWD Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano AWD Platinum 21 28 $41,322 $44,030
Murano AWD S 21 28 $30,608 $32,600
Murano AWD SL 21 28 $37,825 $40,300
Murano AWD SV 21 28 $33,701 $35,900
Murano FWD Platinum 21 28 $39,823 $42,430
Murano FWD S 21 28 $29,108 $31,000
Murano FWD SL 21 28 $36,326 $38,700
Murano FWD SV 21 28 $32,202 $34,300
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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
$41,322
$29,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,030
$30,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$734 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature. 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
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagons Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 61.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 58.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.6 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 70
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 117.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 78.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65 96.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.1 20.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.1 55.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55TR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1499 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1499 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1499 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4017 4222
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 3.60
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.96 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 5.59
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 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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