Compare 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Atlas 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $32,075 $33,445
Atlas 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $30,251 $31,545
Atlas 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $35,287 $36,795
Atlas 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $33,464 $34,895
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $37,204 $38,795
Atlas 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $35,382 $36,895
Atlas 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,656 $42,395
Atlas 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $45,260 $47,195
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $32,084 $33,455
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $30,260 $31,555
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $35,296 $36,805
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $33,474 $34,905
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $37,253 $38,845
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $35,431 $36,945
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,685 $42,425
Atlas 2021.5 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $45,289 $47,225
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,595 $40,245
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,773 $38,345
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $39,938 $41,645
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,116 $39,745
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,412 $44,225
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,591 $42,325
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $47,014 $49,025
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $48,646 $50,725
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,042 $45,925
Atlas 2021.5 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,220 $44,025
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 16 22 $38,548 $40,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 17 23 $36,724 $38,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $39,890 $41,595
Atlas 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 17 23 $38,068 $39,695
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 16 22 $42,384 $44,195
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 17 23 $40,560 $42,295
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 16 22 $46,987 $48,995
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $48,617 $50,695
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 16 22 $44,012 $45,895
Atlas 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 17 23 $42,191 $43,995
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $31,411 $32,755
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T S FWD 21 24 $29,590 $30,855
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 24 $34,625 $36,105
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE FWD 21 24 $32,802 $34,205
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology 4MOTION 20 24 $36,581 $38,145
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SE w/Technology FWD 21 24 $34,759 $36,245
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $40,015 $41,725
Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 20 24 $44,618 $46,525
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 17 23 $38,451 $40,095
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology FWD 18 23 $36,102 $37,645
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $39,793 $41,495
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology R-Line FWD 18 23 $37,444 $39,045
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL 4MOTION 17 23 $41,741 $43,525
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL FWD 18 23 $39,918 $41,625
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 17 23 $46,345 $48,325
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $47,973 $50,025
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 17 23 $43,371 $45,225
Atlas Cross Sport 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line FWD 18 23 $41,550 $43,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$33,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$557 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder nudges back into relevancy in the crowded three-row crossover class. The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 20 mpg
Highway
- 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 153.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 58
Passenger Capacity
- 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 60.8
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
- 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
- 70
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
- 117.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 96.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 20.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 55.5
Brakes
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.1
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4440
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 258 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 235 @ 4500
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Trans Type
- 8
Drivetrain
- All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Atlas
Body Style
- 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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