Comparison - Buick Encore Premium 2015 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas R-line 2018

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Model: 
Average Price: 
21,467
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
35,690
Updated: 
15 Oct 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2015
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Blue Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#006DAD
Carbon Black Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#1D2225
Cocoa Silver Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash
#94867B
Deep Espresso Brown Metallic/Dark Cocoa Ash
#392821
White Pearl Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#E7E7DE
Satin Steel Gray Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#737D7B
Ruby Red Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#7B2029
Quicksilver Metallic/Dark Argent Metallic
#DADEDD
Color: 
Reflex silver metallic
#848487
Titanium beige metallic
#A99981
Pure white
#F1F0EA
Platinum grey metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Kurkuma yellow metallic
#BC9900
Fortana red metallic
#7E0825

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious seating – even in the third row
Large cargo area
Drives smaller than it is

Cons
Bland interior
V6 sometimes struggles for power

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Second-row comfort and flexibility
Cargo space
Crash-test ratings
Three child seats fit in second row
Multimedia screen is sharp and bright
Camera and parking-sensor integration

Cons
V-6 power is underwhelming
Not enough hidden storage space
Steering is too light
Conservative styling
Advanced safety features not available on lower trim levels
All-wheel drive with V-6 only

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an all-new midsize crossover. It slots in between the compact Tiguan and high-end Touareg in Volkswagen's lineup. The Atlas is actually larger than the Touareg, but it doesn't offer the same level of features or options.

PROS
Spacious interior offers ample room for passenger in all three rows
Great compromise between precise handling and everyday comfort
Straightforward cabin design makes everything easy to use

CONS
Fuel economy lags that of some competitors
Not very quick to accelerate, even with the optional V6

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
235hp
at 4 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
38.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electric Power Steering
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
198.30in
Width: 
69.90in
78.30in
Height: 
65.30in
69.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
60.60in
67.20in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
58.20in
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
41.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
61.50in
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
40.40
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
58.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
37.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3358.00lbs
4502.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Sun sensor
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
7 total speakers
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 X 8.0-In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Experience Buick Package Savings
Experience Buick Package
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Custom Molded Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Sunroof
Front and Rear Splash Guards
Accessory Carrier Mount
18" x 7.0" Chromed Aluminum Wheels
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, vinyl/cloth
#1B1B1B
Titanium, vinyl/cloth
#7D7976
Color: 
#000000