Compare 2019 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2019 Nissan Pathfinder
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,400 $44,560
Pathfinder 4x4 S 19 26 $30,876 $33,220
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 19 26 $36,899 $39,710
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 19 26 $33,512 $36,060
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $39,832 $42,870
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $29,309 $31,530
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,331 $38,020
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $31,945 $34,370
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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
$41,400
$29,628
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,560
$30,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign. The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.4 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
36.5 38.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.7 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.9 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 67.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7 -
Length, Overall (in)
198.5 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
69.5 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.7 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 117.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 78.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 20.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47 55.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.9 96.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
78.9 -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4662 4222
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
284 @ 6400 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
259 @ 4800 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.60
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Volkswagen Atlas
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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